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