Male patients with primary biliary cholangitis have a higher rate than women with PBC, according to a study in Scientific Reports, as reported by GI & Hepatology News.
Researchers examined cases of PBC among 9.7 million people in Lombardia and 5.5 million people in Denmark. They examined gender and outcomes.
Here are three points:
1. The study found women's survival rates at one-, five-and 10-year follow-ups were significantly higher for women in Lombardia as compared to men.
2. In Denmark, the study also shows women's survival rates were higher than for men.
3. The study findings are contrary to the belief PBC is "female-predominant without evidence of gender difference in survival."