Pregnancy in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis--a case for dissuasion? The Swedish Internal Medicine Liver Club

Liver. 1993 Dec;13(6):316-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0676.1993.tb00652.x.


The medical literature on pregnancy in primary biliary cirrhosis is restricted; it mostly dates from several decades ago and mostly reports a bad prognosis for the fetus as well as for the liver disease. We report experiences based on four pregnancies in three patients with primary biliary cirrhosis which are at variance with those reported earlier.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / diagnosis
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / epidemiology*
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
  • Pregnancy Complications / etiology
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Sweden / epidemiology