Pregnancy outcomes of women with pruritus, normal bile salts and liver enzymes: a case control study.

@article{Yoong2008PregnancyOO,
  title={Pregnancy outcomes of women with pruritus, normal bile salts and liver enzymes: a case control study.},
  author={Wai Yoong and Maria Memtsa and Stephanie Y. Pun and Pamela R. West and Chin Koon Loo and Sn Okolo},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          419-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obstetric cholestasis (OC) is associated with increased maternal and perinatal complications. Nevertheless, data on pregnancy outcomes of women who experience pruritus on a transient basis, but have normal bile salts and liver function tests (LFT) is scarce. METHODS The maternal and fetal outcomes of 144 women with pruritus but normal bile salts and LFTs were compared with the next delivered patient without itch who matched for age, ethnicity and parity. RESULTS The study and… CONTINUE READING
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