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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is autoimmune condition affecting the bile ducts and liver. Inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts can lead to liver damage and cirrhosis - a condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue (fibrosis). PSC is usually diagnosed using magnetic resonance (MRI) and blood tests. There is no effective medical treatment apart from using medicines to ease symptoms however these patients do require regular reviews and bloods to assess for a dominant stricture within the bile ducts. We do not have a specific clinic for these patients; they are integrated into the liver clinic. Patients are given the contact details i.e email address and telephone number of the specialist nurse helpline when first diagnosed. If they are to experience any symptoms of cholangitis or have any other concerns they can contact the nurse helpline for advice and support.

For further information on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis  please download the patient information leaflet below 

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Hepatology Nurse Team - 0151 706 2805 Option 3 

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