Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  1997 Jul;40(7):1542-1545.

A Case of Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sun General Hospital, Taejon, Korea.

Abstract

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a rare, clinically distinct cause of jaundice occuring during the third trimester of pregnancy, with maternal death as the usual outcome and first described in 1,940 by Sheehan, which may be characterized by nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, jaundice and confirmed by liver biopsy. We have experienced a case of acute fatty liver at 38 weeks of gestation in 30 year-old primigravida woman and reproted with a brief review of related literatures.

Keyword

Pregnancy; Acute fatty liver; Liver biopsy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Fatty Liver*
Female
Humans
Jaundice
Liver
Maternal Death
Nausea
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pregnancy*
Vomiting
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