Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is characterized by inflammation of the biliary passages, which constrict and prevent the normal flow of bile
. In accumulating in the liver
, it affects the hepatic cells
. PSC sometimes evolves over the course of years without having any symptoms. When there are, they are most often jaundice
, itching, and extreme fatigue accompanied by fever
. The treatment of PSC consists of relieving these symptoms and taking prescribed medications intended to improve the bile flow. In the most severe cases, a liver transplant may be needed.
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Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM by Jeff.