This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Autoimmune disorder[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal large intestine physiology||0012700|
Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver
|Dilated superficial abdominal veins||0030168|
|Elevated alkaline phosphatase of hepatic origin||0010638|
|Elevated hepatic transaminase||
High liver enzymes
Enlarged liver and spleen
Increased spleen size
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Adenocarcinoma of the large intestine||0040275|
Bile duct cancer
|Chronic hepatic failure||
Chronic liver failure
|Congestive heart failure||
Heart failure[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
Diffuse skeletal muscle wasting
Generalized muscle degeneration
Muscle atrophy, generalized[ more ]
Low blood albumin
Yellowing of the skin[ more ]
|Low levels of vitamin A||
Vitamin A deficiency
|Low levels of vitamin D||
Deficient in vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency[ more ]
|Low levels of vitamin E||
Vitamin E deficiency
|Low levels of vitamin K||0011892|
Fluid around lungs
|Polyclonal elevation of IgM||0003459|
|Prolonged prothrombin time||0008151|
Skin itching[ more ]
Renal failure in adulthood[ more ]
Thyroid gland inflammation
Type 1 diabetes
Type I diabetes[ more ]
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
|Acute hepatic failure||
Acute liver failure
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include other hepatic diseases, such as autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis. Exclusion of multiple secondary causes leading to PSC-like bile duct changes, such as IgG4-associated sclerosing cholangitis, mast cell cholangiopathy, infections, biliary calculi or trauma, and other identifiable causes of insults to the biliary tree (leading to the ERCP or MRCP features seen in PSC) is mandatory to establish the diagnosis of PSC.
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What causes the pain in primary sclerosing cholangitis? Does increased pain indicate a worsening of the disease and thus the need to re-do tests? See answer