Cholestasis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Disorder Subdivisions

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

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.

Resources

American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane
Suite 603
New York, NY 10038
USA
Tel: (212)668-1000
Fax: (212)483-8179
Tel: (800)465-4837
Email: info@liverfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.liverfoundation.org

Balistreri, William F., M.D. (PHYSICIAN CALLS ONLY)
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Elland and Bethesda Avenues
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Tel: (513)559-4200

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)496-7422
Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niddk.nih.gov

Children's Liver Association for Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.)
25379 Wayne Mills Place, Suite 143
Valencia, CA 91355
USA
Tel: (661)263-9099
Fax: (661)263-9099
Tel: (877)679-8256
Email: info@classkids.org
Internet: http://www.classkids.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium (CLiC)
c/o Joan Hines, The Children's Hospital
13123 E. 16th Ave.
Suite B290
Aurora, CO 80045
Tel: (720)777-2598
Fax: (720)777-7325
Email: hines.joan@tchden.org
Internet: http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/clic

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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