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Primary biliary sclerosis (PBC) is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that involves the deterioration of the liver's small bile ducts. These ducts are crucial to transport bile to the small intestine, digesting fats and removing wastes. Treatments include ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), colchicine, and immunosuppressive medications, such as corticosteroids. For PBC that is associated with cirrhosis of the liver, liver transplantation may be indicated in extreme cases.


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