Background: Severe intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), defined as a serum bile acid (SBA) level > 100 μmol/l, remains poorly understood in its mechanism and implications. Case: A patient with a missed diagnosis of mild ICP went on to develop clinical jaundice and liver function abnormalities in the setting of newly diagnosed hepatitis C and severe ICP on repeat SBA testing. Conclusion: This case highlights and adds to the growing body of evidence supporting the need for universal screening for hepatitis C in ICP patients and the potential role for repeat SBA testing, which would be a notable change from the traditional care of these individuals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology