Primary sclerosing cholangitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

What is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Primary sclerosing cholangitis is thought to be an autoimmune condition in which the bile duct cells are destroyed, leading to fibrosis of the bile ducts and bile getting into the bloodstream. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the known pathophysiology, important signs and symptoms, diagnosis strategies, and treatment options.

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Onion-skin fibrosis histology by Dr. Ye Htun Oo – http://www.intechopen.com/books/autoimmunity-pathogenesis-clinical-aspects-and-therapy-of-specific-autoimmune-diseases/a-concise-review-of-autoimmune-liver-diseases
P-ANCA immunofluorescent staining by Malittle – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P_anca.jpg
Radiograph Dr. Mahomed A. Osman – http://radiopaedia.org/cases/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-2

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