MCQ – 87719


A 40-year-old woman presents with an 8-month history of progressive generalized itching, weight loss, fatigue, and yellow sclera. Physical  examination reveals mild jaundice.The antimitochondrial antibody test is positive. A liver biopsy discloses periductal inflammation and bile duct injury (shown in the image). Which of the following inflammatory cells is the principal mediator of destructive cholangitis in this patient?




B lymphocytes

C. T lymphocytes

D. Mast cells

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