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Sclerosing Cholangitis is a disease of the bile ducts, which carry the digestive liquid bile from the liver to the small intestine. In Sclerosing Cholangitis, inflammation causes scars within the bile ducts and these scars make the duct hard and narrow and eventually cause serious liver damage. Some of the common symptoms of Sclerosing Cholangitis include fatigue, itching, night sweats, weight loss and enlarged liver, among others.
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?
Treatment may be based on symptoms and medications may be given for itching or frequent infections. Blockages in the bile ducts may be cleared with stent or balloon dilation. Liver transplant is the only known cure for Sclerosing Cholangitis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Many patients suffering from Sclerosing Cholangitis are asymptomatic.