How does the incidence of cholestasis vary by sex?

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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No clear difference in the incidence of cholestasis between males and females is observed. Incidence is equal in most genetic diseases leading to cholestasis. However, several conditions have a female dominance, including biliary atresia, [8] drug-induced cholestasis, and of course, cholestasis of pregnancy.


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