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Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis 1

Other Names for this Disease
  • BRIC1
  • Cholestasis, benign recurrent intrahepatic 1
  • Recurrent familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1
  • Summerskill syndrome
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What are the symptoms of benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis 1 (BRIC1)?

Most people with BRIC1 have their first episode of cholestasis in their teens or twenties. Symptoms often present with severe itchiness, followed by yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice) a few weeks later. Other general signs and symptoms that occur during these episodes include a vague feeling of discomfort, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and a lack of appetite. A common feature of BRIC1 is the reduced absorption of fat in the body, which leads to excess fat in the feces (steatorrhea). Because of a lack of fat absorption and loss of appetite, affected individuals often lose weight during episodes of cholestasis.[1]
Last updated: 1/14/2013

  1. Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). April 2012; Accessed 1/14/2013.