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Acute hepatitis E in pregnancy--study of 16 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17160094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This retrospective study was done at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital between April 1999 to April 2003, to asses the maternal and perinatal outcome of acute hepatitis E in pregnancy. During this period a total of 19 patients presented with jaundice. Out of 19 cases, 16 suffered from acute hepatitis due to hepatitis E. Acute hepatitis was diagnosed by presence of prodromal symptoms and anti HEV IgM in the body. Hepatitis B and C were ruled out in all these cases. Out of 16, 15 delivered in the hospital. Average age of the patients was 24 years. 81.2% (13/16) presented during the third trimester of pregnancy. There were 3 maternal deaths (20%). Other complications were; Preterm delivery 53.3% (8/15), post partum haemorrhage 26.7% (4/15), low birth weight in 33.3% (5/15). This analysis showed increased maternal and perinatal complications of hepatitis E contracted during pregnancy, especially so in those with fulminant hepatitis.
Authors:
B K Bista; A Rana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0028-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-12     Completed Date:  2008-06-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045233     Medline TA:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal. dikibista@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Hepatitis E / complications,  diagnosis*
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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