intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

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intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

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.

in·tra·he·pat·ic cho·le·sta·sis of preg·nan·cy

(in'tră-hĕ-pat'ik kō'lē-stā'sis preg'năn-sē)
Intrahepatic cholestasis with centrilobular bile staining without inflammatory cells or proliferation of mesenchymal cells; clinically characterized by pruritus and/or icterus; of unknown cause but associated with high estrogen levels.
Synonym(s): cholestasis of pregnancy, recurrent jaundice of pregnancy.

intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

Abbreviation: ICP
A complication of approx. 1% of pregnancies in which elevated levels of pregnancy hormones cause obstruction to bile flow within the liver. Levels of bilirubin rise in the maternal circulation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, causing itching, bile staining of urine, and a lighter stool color than normal. ICP increases the risk of preterm delivery of the fetus and of bleeding disorders and loss of life of the fetus. Synonym: obstetric cholestasis
See also: cholestasis
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* Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), also known as cholestasis of pregnancy, recurrent jaundice of pregnancy or pruritus gravidarum.

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