Intrahepatic Cholestasis During Pregnancy Associated with Later Liver Disease

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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

Association should be further studied to determine cause

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A retrospective case-control study of 21,008 women in Finland has found that those with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), an itchy skin condition when bile gets backed up in the liver, are significantly more likely to suffer other liver diseases later in life. The study is published in the April 2006 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published on behalf of the society by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the journal is available via Wiley InterScience.

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

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