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Cholestasis


Synonyms of Cholestasis

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Benign Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholestasis
    • BRIC Syndrome
    • Cholestasis of Oral Contraceptive Users
    • Cholestasis of Pregnancy
    • Estrogen-related Cholestasis
    • Postoperative Cholestasis
    • Summerskill Syndrome


    General Discussion
    Cholestasis is a relatively rare syndrome that results when the flow of bile from the liver is impaired. Bile is a fluid secreted by the liver that passes, via the bile duct, into the intestine where it is essential for the digestion of fats. The many causes of cholestasis produce different symptoms. Common symptoms are dark urine, pale stools, and itchy (pruritic) and yellowed (jaundiced) skin.

    Organizations related to Cholestasis
    • American Liver Foundation
      75 Maiden Lane
      New York NY 10038
      Phone #: 212-668-1000
      800 #: 800-465-4837
      e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
    • Balistreri, William F., M.D. (PHYSICIAN CALLS ONLY)
      Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
      Cincinnati OH 45229
      Phone #: 513-559-4200
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Children's Liver Association for Support Services
      27033 McBean Parkway
      Valencia CA 91355
      Phone #: 661-263-9099
      800 #: 877-679-8256
      e-mail: SupportSrv@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.classkids.org
    • Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium (CLiC)
      c/o Joan Hines, The Children's Hospital
      Aurora CO 80045
      Phone #: 720-777-2598
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: hines.joan@tchden.org
      Home page: http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/clic
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html