Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Treatment for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) includes medication to reduce itching and jaundice, antibiotics to treat infections and vitamin supplements since people with PSC are often deficient in vitamins A, D and K. In some cases, surgery to open major blockages in the common bile duct also is necessary. In addition, liver transplantation may be required and in some cases, can cure PSC.
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