Primary biliary cholangitis, previously called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. Symptoms can include fatigue, itching, and yellowing of the skin. Patients with PBC may take Ocaliva (sometimes referred to as obeticholic acid or OCA).
There is no cure for primary biliary cholangitis, but clinical trials can offer patients the chance to try medications not yet on the market.
If a doctor has diagnosed you with Primary Biliary Cholangitis, you may qualify for clinical trials in your neighborhood.