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Sclerosing Cholangitis

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1. Which doctors treat sclerosing cholangitis?

Gastroenterologists or Hepatologists treat Sclerosing Cholangitis.

2. What are the chances of survival after developing sclerosing cholangitis?

The duration of survival from diagnoses of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), to death is approximately 12 years, in the absence of liver transplantation. Liver transplantation has increased the chances of survival in these patients.

3. Is the patient completely cured after liver transplantation?

Liver transplantation increases the chances of survival in a patient with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. However, the patient may develop Sclerosing Cholangitis in the transplanted liver as well. In addition, the patient may suffer from complications of liver transplantation like infection and rejection.

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