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what is the definition or description of: cholestatic jaundice?

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Dr. Nikunj Shah
Hepatology 49 years experience
Cholestatic Jaundice: cholestasis meansbile from liver is not able to come into intestine and initially you get itching and later on jaundice

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant.

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