Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a condition wherein scarring of the bile ducts take place. The bile duct is responsible for carrying the digestive bile to the small intestine. The condition causes the bile ducts to harden and narrow, resulting in serious liver damage. Fatigue and itchiness are initial signs of the condition with signs like chills, weight loss and night sweats, among others occurring afterwards. Even though the cause of the condition may still be a mystery, inflammatory bowel disease or genetic factors may bring about the problem.
HOW IS SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS DIAGNOSED?
Liver damage, portal hypertension, thinning bones and bile duct cancer are few of the complications associated with the condition.