Researchers from England, Scotland, and the United States have discovered
that a retrovirus previously linked to breast cancer may cause primary biliary
cirrhosis (PBC), a fatal liver disease marked by destruction of bile ducts
within the liver. Their report appeared on June 23 in the on-line early edition
of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (www.pnas.org) .
Stephenson J. Trigger for Liver Ailment?. JAMA. 2003;290(2):184. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.184-a