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Clinical features and prognosis of primary biliary cirrhosis associated with systemic sclerosis
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    Prognosis of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis in Japanese Systemic Sclerosis Patients
    • Norihito Yazawa, medical doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Manabu Fujimoto, Masatoshi Jinnin, Zenshiro Tamaki, Ryuichi Ashida, Yoshihiro Mimura, Yoshihide Asano, Masahide Kubo, and Kunihiko Tamaki

    Dear Editor,

    We would like to add our observations to those of Rigamonti et al. regarding the prognosis of 43 primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients (observation period: average 3.1 years)(Gut 2005;55:388). Previously, we reported that PBC-SSc patients have additional antibodies to E1-alpha epitope besides the commonly observed E2 epitope in primary PBC, revealing mild liver dysf...

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