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Summary

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a slowly progressive cholestatic liver disease characterized by fibroobliterative inflammation of the biliary tract, leading to cirrhosis and portal hypertension. It is a major indication for liver transplantation (Sheth et al., 2003). Approximately 75 to 80% of PSC cases are associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; see 266600), and 2.5 to 7.5% of patients with IBD develop PSC (Lee and Kaplan, 1995). [from OMIM]

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  • Biliary cirrhosis

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