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intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy


Definition: intrahepatic cholestasis with centrilobular bile staining without inflammatory cells or proliferation of mesenchymal cells; clinically characterized by pruritus and icterus; of unknown cause but associated with high estrogen levels.

Synonym(s): cholestasis of pregnancy, cholestatic hepatosis icterus gravidarum, recurrent jaundice of pregnancy

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