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2020 Sep 24

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Differentiated timing of induction for women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy – a historical cohort study.


Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy specific liver disease characterised by pruritus and abnormal liver function tests and it has been associated with intrauterine fetal distress and stillbirth. We compared two guidelines of the management of ICP: One mandating induction at 38 weeks of gestation (Rigshospitalet and Hvidovre Hospital before 2012) and another separating ICP into a mild and severe form and only women with severe ICP were recommended induction at 38 weeks (Hvidovre Hospital after 2012).