acute fatty liver of pregnancy


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Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

A rare (1:10,000–15,000) idiopathic complication of pregnancy, most often affecting primiparas with male infants or twins, variably associated with pre-eclampsia.
Clinical findings Onset after 35th week—occasionally as early as the 13th week—possibly progressing to fulminant hepatic failure with jaundice, encephalopathy, DIC, death.
Prognosis ±20% mortality
Management Terminate pregnancy

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It also has ramifications for the mother during subsequent pregnancies because LCHAD deficiency in the fetus has been associated with a severe obstetric complication, acute fatty liver of pregnancy [151.
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy and long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
Some of the complications of acute fatty liver of pregnancy include diabetes insipidus, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, spontaneous labor, and postpartum hemorrhage.
WASHINGTON -- Acute fatty liver of pregnancy must be ruled out in any woman who presents in the third trimester with nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or malaise, Michael F.

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