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Etiology, clinical features and outcome of fulminant hepatic failure in pregnancy.
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PMID:  24601199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the etiology, clinical features and outcome of fulminant hepatic failure in pregnancy.
METHODS: An observational hospital based study was conducted at Isra University hospital Hyderabad from 1st March 2009 to 28th February 2010. Total 1192 obstetric patients were admitted in obstetrics & gynaecology department during this period, of whom 52 were with Fulminant hepatic failure in pregnancy and were included in this study. A pre-designed structured proforma was used. All patients had clinical history and underwent a physical examination. Routine laboratory tests, liver function tests and viral serology were performed in all cases. All results were analyzed on statistical software SPSS version 11. Frequencies and percentages were calculated, the final outcome was recorded.
RESULTS: Out of 52, 6 (11.5%) presented in the first trimester, 4 (7.6%) in the second trimester and 42 (80.7%) were in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Etiology of the disease was Hepatitis E in 28 (53.8%), Hepatitis B in 9 (17.3%), Hepatitis C in 7 (13.5%) HELLP syndrome in 7 (13.5%) and acute fatty liver of pregnancy in 1 (3.57%) case. Maternal mortality was 15 (28.8%) and foetal mortality was 40 (77%). Only 12 (23.1%) new born remained alive.
CONCLUSION: Fulminant hepatic failure in pregnancy has very high foetal and maternal mortality which is mostly due to viral hepatitis E.
Zahida Parveen Brohi; Aneela Sadaf; Uzma Perveen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1168-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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