Pbc and lupus

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I have lupus and pbc xxx

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    Make sure your doctors are confident in their diagnosis of PBC. Lupus by itself can cause liver disease that can easily be mistaken for PBC. The difference though is that lupus based liver disease is treatable, but PBC is not. PBC will likely end up with a liver transplant at some point. You may need to have a liver biopsy to make the distinction.
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    What is PBC please
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      Problems with the liver are recognised when blood tests show elevated ALT/AST levels. Usually you will get referred to a hepatologist who will order more blood tests and ultrasound scans of the liver. - This is from my own experience with NASH (Non-alcoholic Stateohepatitis).

      Like most problems with the liver, people can experience very few symptoms if any at all even with Cirrhosis. The most common symptoms are dry skin, dry eyes and mouth, sleep problems - most of these problems will most likely have individual causes like eczema for dry skin for example.). Look on the NHS or British Liver Trust websites for more info.

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