Benign Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholestasis in a Young Adult OD01-OD02
Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, OPD Block, PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital,
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001, India.
Benign Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholestasis (BRIC) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of cholestatic jaundice. The initial episode of jaundice generally occurs before second decade of life and can persist for several weeks to months before resolving spontaneously. It is a benign disease and even after repeated episodes of jaundice, fibrosis of liver cell does not occur. We had a young adult patient who was having recurrent episodes of cholestatic jaundice with intervening symptom free period for last 20 years. He had first episode of jaundice at the age of eight and since then had several similar episodes. Diagnosis was made by classical clinical presentation and histopathological findings. We intend to report this case due to rarity of this disease in India.