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Sclerosing Cholangitis is a disease of the bile ducts that causes scars in the bile ducts. These scars lead to hardening and narrowing of the bile ducts leading to gradual but serious liver damage. Early symptoms of the disease are fatigue and itching. The more prominent symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, fever, chills, night sweats, enlarged liver, weight loss and jaundice.
HOW IS SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is first done based on clinical tests, physical examination and radiography results. Contrast cholangiography is considered one of the best diagnostic tests to detect the abnormality in the bile duct. This is followed by liver biopsy and transient elastography.
HOW IS SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS TREATED?
There are no specific drugs available for treating Sclerosing Cholangitis. However, some experts say that UDCA helps to secret natural bile juices, which in turn provides respite from the same. There are also cases where surgery and liver transplant is needed. But in most cases, change of diet and PSC therapies help treat Sclerosing Cholangitis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sclerosing Cholangitis can be fatal leading to liver failure.