Understanding Cholestatic Pruritus in Primary Biliary Cholangitis: What Population-Based Decision Makers Need to Know

August 8, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 2-3pm ET                        Pricing: Free for Members and Non-Members

Please note that this session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.

Program Description

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is a rare, chronic, progressive, autoimmune, cholestatic liver disease characterized by gradual destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts leading to the development of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Cholestatic pruritus can be a debilitating effect of PBC, which is underrecognized and undertreated. Cholestatic pruritus is an intense itch that can lead to excoriation, sleep deprivation, and worsening cognition. This manifestation of PBC is not routinely assessed. Current guidelines recommend therapies for cholestatic pruritus that commonly have response rates <50% and may be poorly tolerated. This session will focus on the disease burden of cholestatic pruritus in PBC, the mechanism of disease, which differs from PBC itself, review guideline recommendations, and apply the recommendations via a case study.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the burden of cholestatic pruritus in PBC.
  • Review what is known about the mechanism of cholestatic pruritus in PBC.
  • Understand current guidelines around disease management.

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08/08/2024 - 2:00pm EDT
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08/08/2024 - 3:00pm EDT


David Bernstein, MD, MACG, FAASLD, AGAF, FACP
Professor of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Ambulatory Network - Long Island
NYU Langone Health


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