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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|Issue number||3 II|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology