Ductopenia and cirrhosis in a 32-year-old woman with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 3: A case report and review of the literature
You-Wen Tan, Hai-Lei Ji, Guo-Hong Ge, Li Sun, Xin-Bei Zhou, Jian-Hui Sheng, Yu-Hua Gong, Department of Hepatology, The Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212003, Jiangsu Province, China
Zhong-Hua Lu, Department of Liver Disease, Wuxi No. 5 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214000, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Tan YW, Ji HL, and Lu ZH contributed equally to this work; Tan YW and Ge GH designed the research; Ji HL, Lu ZH, Sun L, Zhou XB and Gong YH collected and analyzed the data, and drafted the manuscript; Lu ZH and Sheng JH performed the liver pathological evaluations; Tan YW and Ji HL wrote and revised the manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Informed consent statement: The study was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, and written informed consent was obtained from the patient.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: You-Wen Tan, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Hepatology, The Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, 300 Daijiamen, Runzhou District, Zhenjiang 212003, Jiangsu Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: July 24, 2018
Peer-review started: July 25, 2018
First decision: August 27, 2018
Revised: August 31, 2018
Accepted: October 5, 2018
Article in press: October 5, 2018
Published online: November 7, 2018