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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    Is marijuana also contraindicated for primary biliary cirrhosis?

Hi, I'm a 66-year-old female non-drinker, who was diagnosed as having autoimmune hepatitis after a liver biopsy.I was was prescribed 40 mg prednisone. This drug was horrible and I sought a 2nd opinion. A revised diagnosis by a Dr at the University of Michigan reported that I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, which he will treat with ursodiol, as prednisone does nothing for this disease. Occasional marijuana use for autoimmune hepatitis is contraindicated, what about for PBC?
Mon, 1 Aug 2016
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This article can show you what I will tell you--I see no reason for concern in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis--which in essence is similar to hep C--occasionally using marijuana
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