ABSTRACT: Pregnancy in women with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is uncommon, and once it occurs it usually does not worsen the liver disease. First manifestation of PBC during pregnancy in women with no known liver disease at the time of conception is very rare, and the natural history of this disease in such cases is yet unknown. Herein we describe a woman who had been diagnosed with PBC during the third trimester of pregnancy and, while she gave birth to a normal healthy child, her disease rapidly deteriorated and she has been listed for liver transplantation. It appears that PBC that is first noted during pregnancy might have a different course than that of PBC diagnosed before pregnancy.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences 02/1995; 40(3):571-574. · 2.12 Impact Factor