Campaign about the differences between PSC and PBC

Hi everyone

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure and PSC Support have started an educational campaign about the differences between PSC and PBC.

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure are spearheading this patient-led initiative, with the support of liver health professionals, at the annual conference of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in Boston this week.

The recent renaming of another liver disease - Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), formerly called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis - provided the opportunity to highlight the importance of avoiding confusion identifying these two distinctly different bile duct diseases, PBC and PSC.

The conference, which attracts more than 9,500 hepatologists and other health professionals, will give PSC Partners Seeking a Cure a platform to address the critical issue of misdiagnosing rare diseases.

More information can be found here pscsupport.org.uk/psc-pbc

Many thanks

British Liver Trust team

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  • You've described PSC as Partners Seeking a Cure and not mentioned the disease Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis which is what I'm assuming you mean when talking about the difference between PSC and PBC.

  • You are correct: the PSC we are talking about is primary sclerosing cholangitis.

    PSC and PBC have very different care needs, and so its vital that patients are given the correct diagnosis. Thanks for highlighting its primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cholangitis, Rodeojoe,

  • Thank you BLT Carol.

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