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intrahepatic colestasis

Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean, Cătălina Mihai, P Gogălniceanu, B Mihai
Pruritus, fatigue and osteoporosis are the main symptoms of the extra hepatic manifestations of chronic cholestasis that affect patients' quality of life. Pruritus affects more often female patients, varies as intensity during a day and for longer period of time, typically can be localized on the palms of hands and soles of feet or can be generalized. Pruritus can be treated with anions resines exchange--cholestiramine, the pregnanne X receptor agonist Rifampicine, Naltrexone. Liver transplantation can be considered if severe pruritus remains refractory to all medical treatments...
April 2012: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
S G Delis, Z Touloumis, A Bourli, J Madariaga, C Dervenis
BACKGROUND: Although the most common cause of liver failure (LF) in hematologic patients is viral hepatitis, several episodes of sickle cell intrahepatic cholestasis (IHC) have been reported as rare but potentially causative of fulminant LF. Reviewing the literature, we have presented a single case of intrahepatic cholestasis after major liver resection, which was effectively treated by exchange transfusion. METHODS: Serial hemoglobin S, D levels and liver enzymes were monitored postoperatively...
June 2006: Transplantation Proceedings
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