Journal article

Increasing prevalence of primary biliary cholangitis in Victoria, Australia

Janine French, Ingrid van der Mei, Steve Simpson, Justin Ng, Peter Angus, John Lubel, Amanda Nicoll, Siddharth Sood, Stuart K Roberts, William Kemp, Niranjan Arachchi, Anouk Dev, Alexander Thompson, Paul J Gow

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: The prevalence of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) reported in different countries varies significantly and in some parts of the world appears to be increasing. The aim of this study was to determine the 2013 prevalence of PBC in Victoria, Australia, and to determine the time trend by comparing it to previous studies undertaken in 1991 and 2002. METHODS: Four case-finding methods were used to identify cases of PBC in Victoria. 1. Physicians' survey; 2. Tertiary hospital search; 3. Liver Transplant Database search; 4. Private Pathology Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (AMA) search. RESULTS: The prevalence of PBC in Victoria Australia is 189.0 per million using all four methods..

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