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Primary biliary cirrhosis

From SNPedia


Primary biliary cirrhosis, also known as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), is a serious autoimmune disease that slowly destroys the bile ducts and eventually leads to liver damage. Women are about ten times more likely than men to develop this illness. About 1 in 1000 women over age 40 is thought to be affected. The folowing Wikipedia entry gives more information.

The following SNPS have been implicated in susceptibility to primary biliary cirrhosis: