Primary biliary cirrhosis and hereditary hemorrhagictelangiectasia: When two rare diseases coexist

Daniela Cabibi, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Marcello Fabio Maida

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Primary biliary cirrhosis is a slowly progressive cholestaticautoimmune liver disease that mainly affects middle-aged women with an estimated prevalence rangingfrom 6.7 to 402 cases per million. Hereditary hemorrhagictelangiectasia, or Rendu-Osler-Weber disease,is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized byangiodysplastic lesions (telangiectases and arteriovenousmalformations) that can affect many organs, includingliver, with a prevalence of 1-2 cases per 10000.We describe the coexistence, for the first time to ourknowledge, of these two rare diseases in a 50-year oldCaucasian woman. In this setting, the relevance of anaccurate medical history, the role of liver histology andthe characterization of liver involvement through dynamicimaging techniques can be emphasized.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)288-291
Numero di pagine4
RivistaWorld Journal of Hepatology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology

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