Editorial: Ursodeoxycholate in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Any—Different from the Rest?

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Abstract

Effective therapy for primary biliary cirrhosis is lacking but not for want of appropriate immunosuppressive, antifibrotic, and cupruretic agents. A consensus as to which agent, if any, to use has not been reached. Recent studies suggest that ursodeoxycholate may be both safe and effective. However, the long-term response to this hydrophilic bile acid is still unknown.

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