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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Hoyt, K. Sue PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN; Shea, Sheila Sanning RN, MSN, ANP, CEN

Section Editor(s): Campo, Theresa M. DNP, APN, NP-C, CEN; Column Editor

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: January/March 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 30–33
doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000053
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Many pregnancy-related dermatological problems are benign conditions such as melisma or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy and require only conservative measures before spontaneous postpartum resolution. However, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is one potentially dangerous condition that occurs almost specifically during pregnancy and/or immediately during the postpartum period. Prompt recognition is required to reduce the incidence of fetal complications such as fetal distress, premature birth, or stillbirth.

St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California.

Corresponding Author: K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN, St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813 (ssshea01@hotmail.com).

Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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