Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 2

An Interesting Case of Pruritus

Neeraj Vinayakumar1*, Meenakshi C Nayanar2 and K R Vinayakumar3

1Consultant Gastroenterologist, SriRamakrishna Ashrama Hospital, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Consultant Paediatrician, Dr VC Nayanar Memorial hospital, Payyanur, Kerala, India
3Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Chackai, Trivandrum, Kerala, India a

*Corresponding Author: Neeraj Vinayakumar, Consultant Gastroenterologist, SriRamakrishna Ashrama Hospital, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: January 11, 2021; Published: January 22, 2021



Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is a group of autosomal recessive inherited disorders which may lead to cirrhosis and its complications. It is rare with an incidence of 1;50000 births. Here, we report a case of PFIC in a young gentleman who presented with cholestastic features. Diagnosis is usually by biopsy and genetic studies. Medical treatment involves UDCA and pruritus relieving measures. Surgery involves biliary drainage and liver transplantation.

Keywords: Pruritus; Jaundice; Cholestasis; Autosomal Recessive



Citation: Neeraj Vinayakumar., et al. “An Interesting Case of Pruritus". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.2 (2021): 09-11.


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