Macaluso FS, Maida M, Alessi N, Cabibbo G, Cabibi D. Primary biliary cirrhosis and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: When two rare diseases coexist. World J Hepatol 2013; 5(5): 288-291 [PMID: 23717740 DOI: 10.4254/wjh.v5.i5.288]
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Giuseppe Cabibbo, MD, PhD, Section of Gastroenterology, DIBIMIS, University of Palermo, P.zza delle Cliniche 2, 90127 Palermo, Italy. email@example.com
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Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Marcello Maida, Nicola Alessi, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Section of Gastroenterology, DIBIMIS, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Daniela Cabibi, Department of Human Pathology, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Author contributions: Macaluso FS, Maida M, Alessi N and Cabibbo G contributed to clinical management and writing of the case report; Cabibbi D contributed to diagnosis; all authors had full control over preparation of manuscript; all authors approved the final draft manuscript.
Correspondence to: Giuseppe Cabibbo, MD, PhD, Section of Gastroenterology, DIBIMIS, University of Palermo, P.zza delle Cliniche 2, 90127 Palermo, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 25, 2013 Revised: April 9, 2013 Accepted: April 13, 2013 Published online: May 27, 2013
Core tip: This case report shows the coexistence of two rare diseases, primary biliary cirrhosis and hemorrhagic hereditary telangiectasia, in a single patient. We think that this case would be worthwhile to publish because this is the first manuscript, to our knowledge, in which the coexistence of these two rare diseases has been reported. In this setting, the relevance of an accurate medical history, the role of liver histology and the characterization of liver involvement through dynamic imaging techniques can be emphasized.