Which patient groups have the highest incidence of cholestasis?

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Cholestasis is observed in people of every age group. However, newborns and infants are more susceptible and more likely to develop cholestasis as a consequence of immaturity of the liver.

Young gestational age, low birth body weight, more sepsis episodes, and long duration of parenteral nutrition are risk factors associated with parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. [9]


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