Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 4th, 2003
According to published research from the United States, "Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of adults. This disorder is characterized histologically by chronic nonsuppurative destruction of interlobular bile ducts leading to advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver failure. The precise etiopathogenesis of primary biliary cirrhosis remains unknown, although dysregulation of the immune system and genetic susceptibility both seem to be important.
"Affected patients are...
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