PSC and other autoimmune diseases

Most people with PSC also have another immune-mediated disease

Nearly three-quarters of people with PSC also have another immune-mediated disease (including IBD), and almost a quarter have two or more 46, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease and coeliac disease.

It is useful to note that there are other conditions (that are immune-related liver conditions). For reference, we’ve included a short description of each.

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) AIH is an autoimmune liver disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own liver…

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Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary biliary cholangitis Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is another autoimmune liver disease which targets the very small bile ducts. Despite the…

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PSC-IBD IBD is short for inflammatory bowel disease. It is a long-term (chronic) condition that involves inflammation of the intestines.…

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IgG4-Related Disease

IgG4-related disease IgG4 is a type of antibody produced by the immune system to fight infection. It is also an…

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