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June 28, 1965

Benign Jaundice of Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Ottawa General Hospital.

JAMA. 1965;192(13):1164-1166. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080260052021
Abstract

BENIGN JAUNDICE of pregnancy has been described in Europe, but reports from North America are rare. It is believed that the few reports from North America are due to a lack of general awareness of this entity. The purpose of this article is to present a typical case of the disease.

Report of a Case  The patient, a 19-year-old white primigravida, was admitted to the Ottawa General Hospital because of jaundice. This was recognized during a routine visit to the Pre-Natal Clinic two days previously. She was 30 weeks pregnant.On admission, she gave a history of "colds" for about two weeks characterized by a stuffy nose, cough, fever, and chills. There was no history of a sore throat. One week prior to admission she noticed that her stools were lighter than normal in color and about four days later, her urine became dark-colored. She complained of generalized pruritus for

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