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Antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are autoantibodies in the blood that react with the inner lining of mitochondria. AMA are detectable in the serum in 95%-98% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. So, AMA are tremendously important as a diagnostic marker in patients with PBC.

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      Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Article
      • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) definition
      • What are the causes of primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the risk factors for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • How is the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis made?
      • What is the treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the complications of primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • Can primary biliary cirrhosis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for someone with primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Primary sclerosing cholangitis or PSC is a disease of the liver. The cause of PSC is not known. Symptoms may include itching,...learn more »
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      Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Article
      • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) definition
      • What causes primary sclerosing cholangitis?
      • What are the risk factors for primary sclerosing cholangitis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis?
      • How is the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis made?
      • What is the treatment for primary sclerosing cholangitis?
      • Medications
      • Liver transplant
      • What complications are associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis?
      • Can primary sclerosing cholangitis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis and life expectancy for a person with primary sclerosing cholangitis?

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  • AMA
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