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Cholestasis Of Pregnancy

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  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Pathophysiology

    Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), also known as obstetric cholestasis, cholestasis of pregnancy, jaundice of pregnancy, and prurigo gravidarum, is a medical condition in which cholestasis occurs during pregnancy. It typically presents with troublesome itching and can lead to complications for both mother and fetus.

  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Early signs and symptoms

    Itching, in particular but not limited to that of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, without presence of a rash Itching that increases in the evening Itching that does not respond favorably to anti-histamines or other anti-itch remedies Often, elevated LFT results as well as serum bile acid cunts

  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Early signs and symptoms

    Itching, in particular but not limited to that of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, without presence of a rash Itching that increases in the evening Itching that does not respond favorably to anti-histamines or other anti-itch remedies Often, elevated LFT results as well as serum bile acid cunts

  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Statistics

    The percentage of pregnancy affected cases are gradually increased from 20-80%

  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Diagnosis

    To obtain a diagnosis of ICP, there are two Liver Function Tests and Serum bile acid test. The liver function tests (LFTs) is a simple blood test, the results of which should be available by the next day. The serum bile acid blood test for ICP is a quantitative measurement of bile salts. The results of this test often take longer to return, but the test is more specific for ICP.

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