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Cigarette smoking, appendectomy, and tonsillectomy as risk factors for the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case control study.

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The strong clinical association between primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and ulcerative colitis (UC) suggests common factors in their pathogenesis. Smoking, previous appendectomy, and tonsillectomy have been associated with a decreased risk of developing UC. In this study, our aim was to examine these risk factors in patients with PSC with and without underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: The smoking habits and history of previous appendectomy and/or ...

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10.1136/gut.51.4.567

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Journal:
Gut
Volume:
51
Issue:
4
Pages:
567-573
Publication date:
2002-10-05
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EISSN:
1468-3288
ISSN:
0017-5749
URN:
uuid:3338f598-5f1d-4e5a-ade9-d8c66fc3134c
Source identifiers:
135320
Local pid:
pubs:135320

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