Primary biliary cholangitis is an autoimmune disease where immune cells attack and destroy bile duct cells. Bile leaks out and damages the liver and surrounding tissue, leading to cirrhosis and eventually liver failure. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.
The mechanisms leading up to autoimmune attack are still controversial, and this video covers one prominent theory. It also discusses important complications, several clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment.
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Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, M.S.
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH