Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Biliary Cirrhosis Outlook

What to expect with primary biliary cirrhosis:

  • After diagnosis, most people live for more than 10 years.
  • About 70 percent of those who undergo liver transplant live for more than 5 years.
  • About 50 percent of those who develop symptoms live for more than 5 years.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Biliary Cirrhosis References
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