Antimitochondrial Antibodies Index

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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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      • What is PBC?
      • What is the scope of the problem?
      • What is the cause of PBC?
      • What are the symptoms and physical findings in PBC?
      • What manifestations are specifically due to PBC itself?
      • What are the manifestations of the complications of cirrhosis in PBC?
      • What are the manifestations of diseases associated with PBC?
      • What are risk factors for PBC?
      • How is PBC diagnosed?
      • What is the role of blood tests?
      • What is the role of testing for antimitochondrial antibodies?
      • What is the role of imaging tests?
      • What is the role of liver biopsy?
      • What are the criteria for a definitive diagnosis of PBC
      • What is the course of natural progression in PBC?
      • What are the sequential clinical phases of PBC?
      • What is the role of mathematical models in predicting the outcome (prognosis) in PBC?
      • What about pregnancy in PBC?
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      • Primary sclerosing cholangitis facts
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Terms related to Antimitochondrial Antibodies:

  • AMA
  • M2 Antigen
  • PDC-E2 Antigen

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