Recurrent primary biliary cirrhosis

Liver Transpl. 2003 Jun;9(6):539-46. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2003.50096.


Liver transplantation remains the only effective treatment for end-stage primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). It appears now well accepted that the disease recurs in the allograft. The diagnosis of recurrent PBC is made on the basis of a consistent history and demonstrating the histologic features of PBC on liver biopsy and exclusion of other causes of bile duct damage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / immunology
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / pathology*
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / surgery*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Postoperative Complications / immunology
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology
  • Recurrence


  • Autoantibodies