Treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis: The present, the past, the future

Mario Angelico, D. Di Paolo, P. Della Guardia, R. Lionetti, L. Baiocchi

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Abstract

Primary biliary cirrhosis is a disease characterized by progressive destruction of bile ducts for unknown mechanisms. This editorial focuses on primary biliary cirrhosis clinical treatment, including the present strategies based on ursodeoxycholic acid therapy, the past experience with immunomodulating, immunosuppressing and antifibrogenic drugs and the future perspectives in which combination therapies represent a promising approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalGastroenterology International
Volume14
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Cholestasis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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