Ursodeoxycholic acid in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

Mairead Black, Wentao Li, Ben W Mol* (Corresponding Author)

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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver disease that slows, or even stops, the normal flow of bile to the gallbladder. It usually occurs in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and resolves within a few days after birth. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy causes jaundice and itching, and, more importantly, high serum bile acid concentrations, which might trigger spontaneous preterm birth or even lead to stillbirth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Issue number7
Early online date27 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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Funding Information:
BWM is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council investigator grant ( GNT1176437 ), has been a consultant for Guerbet, has received research funding from Guerbet and Merck, and has been a member of the ObsEva advisory board. All other authors declare no competing interests.


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