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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8016296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of acute fatty liver of pregnancy is presented. This case is characterized by many of the reported diagnostic features of AFLP, including the abrupt onset of symptoms with progressive liver failure, coagulopathy and encephalopathy, during the third trimester of pregnancy. Autopsy findings confirmed the diagnosis. The literature is reviewed, emphasizing the clinical and laboratory features helpful in the diagnosis of this entity.
A Báez-Torres; C González-Keelan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Puerto Rico health sciences journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0738-0658     ISO Abbreviation:  P R Health Sci J     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-25     Completed Date:  1994-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303541     Medline TA:  P R Health Sci J     Country:  PUERTO RICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cesarean Section
Fatal Outcome
Fatty Liver* / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Heart Arrest
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications
Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Puerto Rico / epidemiology

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