Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with marked elevation of transaminases in a black American.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) in a black American is presented. This is the first case reported in a black. Marked elevation of transaminases with mild biochemical evidence of cholestasis was initially suggestive of viral hepatitis. A clinical course characterized by pruritus with minimal constitutional symptoms, rapid resolution of biochemical abnormalities after delivery, and negative hepatitis A and B serologies was consistent with the diagnosis of ICP. Review of the classic features of ICP with emphasis on some unusual aspects of the disorder is included.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, JA

Published Date

  • June 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 665 - 668

PubMed ID

  • 3568954

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-2116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01296169


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States