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Diagnosis of Early Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

Citation

Schapiro, Lillian & Thorp, John M., Jr. (1996). Diagnosis of Early Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 5(6), 314-316.

Abstract

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is usually diagnosed at autopsy, with severe hepatic failure, or after the appearance of extrahepatic disease. We present an atypical patient with mild AFLP in whom hepatic biopsy allowed earlier diagnosis. A low threshold for liver biopsy in patients not experiencing fulminant disease can afford diagnostic information prior to the onset of serious sequelae.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1520-6661(199611/12)5:6<314::Aid-mfm4>3.0.Co;2-s

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1996

Journal Title

Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Author(s)

Schapiro, Lillian
Thorp, John M., Jr.