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Liver What is the difference between PSC and PBC?

Difference between primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis?

I find it hard to know the difference?

I had a question with both as the possible answer but the explanation did not tell me why PBC was correct over PSC.
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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis:
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Anti-Mitochondrial ab
Biles Ductules destroyed
Xanthelesma

 
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis:
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p-ANCA ab
Bile duct inflammation
Beading
Onion Skinning
Associated with UC
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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis:
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Anti-Mitochondrial ab
Biles Ductules destroyed
Xanthelesma

 
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis:
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p-ANCA ab
Bile duct inflammation
Beading
Onion Skinning
Associated with UC
Thanks the Q had the Anti Mitochondrial and I thought that might be it.
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It is written in Kaplan notes!! try to read it again
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