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A Case of Antimitochondrial Antibody Negative Primary Biliary Cirrhosis from Bangladesh and Review of Literature

Roksana Begum, Ayub Al Mamun, Biplob Kumar Saha, Sharker Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Dulal Chandra Das

Citation Information : Begum R, Al Mamun A, Kumar Saha B, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain S, Chandra Das D. A Case of Antimitochondrial Antibody Negative Primary Biliary Cirrhosis from Bangladesh and Review of Literature. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (2):122-126.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1150

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is very closely associated with the presence of antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA). Nevertheless, 5 to 10% of patients with typical features of primary biliary cirrhosis do not have detectable AMA. They are referred to as AMA negative PBC. We report a case of PBC who was AMA-negative. The patient was a middle-aged woman seeking help of dermatologist for her complaint of itching. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology, whereas other possible causes of cirrhosis were excluded.

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