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Does hepatitis c during pregnancy cause itching all over the body ?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

It can: This is quite possible. Elevated levels of bilirubin (which may occur with hepatitis), are often accompanied by itching.

Answered 4/3/2016

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Dr. Frederick Friedman answered

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It can: While any disorder of the liver may cause itching ("pruritis, ") in pregnancy one must be concerned about the build up of "bile salts, " not just "bile pigments, " such as hemoglobin. Cholestatsis of pregnancy is a result of the accumulation in the body of bile salts; this is a serious condition thjat warrants close monitoring. A blood test will confirm or refute the diagnosis.

Answered 5/18/2015

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