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Sclerosing Cholangitis is a medical condition in which the bile ducts present inside and outside the liver are inflamed, scarred and destroyed. People with autoimmune diseases, chronic pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease are susceptible to Sclerosing Cholangitis. Symptoms of Sclerosing Cholangitis are:
• Yellowing of skin and eyes
• Enlarged spleen and liver
• Loss of appetite and weight loss
• Repeated episodes of cholangitis
HOW IS SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS DIAGNOSED?
Gastroenterologists may perform a physical examination and evaluate your medical condition while diagnosing the disease. Diagnostic tests may be performed to rule out similar diseases and confirm diagnosis of Sclerosing Cholangitis. Abdominal CT scan and ultrasound, liver biopsy, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography are diagnostic tests that are performed for diagnosing the condition
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?
In most people with Sclerosing Cholangitis, there is slow progression of disease leading to liver failure or tumours in the bile ducts or the liver.