Primary sclerosing cholangitis and pregnancy

M. B. Landon, R. D. Soloway, L. J. Freedman, S. G. Gabbe

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Abstract

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic, fibrosing, inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology affecting the biliary tree. We describe a case of a pregnancy complicated by this condition. Remarkably, maternal cholestasis improved with advancing gestation. Despite a marked elevation of bile acid levels in cord blood, the patient was delivered of a healthy term infant. The principles of management and potential effects of primary sclerosing cholangitis on pregnancy care are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume69
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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