Cholestatic hepatitis occurs when the tiny channels that carry bile
from liver cells become inflamed and blocked. This means bile can't flow from
the liver to the gallbladder. This condition may occur because of gallstones or
another blockage in the system. Or it may be a rare complication of hepatitis
Cholestatic hepatitis is associated with severe itching. Your
doctor can tell you about nonprescription medicines to help stop the
Cholestatic hepatitis goes away on its own in almost all cases.
There is no treatment other than rest, a balanced diet, and avoiding alcohol.
The illness can last weeks or months. But a return to normal health is
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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