Clinical Characteristics of Concomitant Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Graves’ Disease: A Literature ReviewToru Shizuma*
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, 143, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Toru Shizuma
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Tokai University, 143, Shimokasuya, Isehara
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Received date: April 22, 2015 Accepted date: June 27, 2015 Published date: July 5, 2015
Citation: Shizuma T (2015) Clinical Characteristics of Concomitant Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Graves’ Disease: A Literature Review . J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:303. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000303
Copyright: © 2015 Shizuma T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License; which permits unrestricted use; distribution; and reproduction in any medium; provided the original author and source are credited.
Although, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is commonly characterized by extrahepatic manifestation of PBC, the coexistence of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and Graves’ disease (GD) is uncommon. Here, we conducted a review of the English and Japanese literature, including proceedings, regarding the coexistence of PBC and GD. Of 24 reviewed patients, all of who were female, there was no clear tendency of one disease to precede the other. Of two patient deaths, one was due to liver failure as a result of PBC progression.