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Liver disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15571598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Liver dysfunction during pregnancy can be caused by conditions that are specific to pregnancy or by liver diseases that are not related to pregnancy itself. This review attempts to summarize the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of the different pregnancy-related liver diseases, and to review different liver diseases not related to pregnancy and how they may affect or be effected by pregnancy. Some of the liver diseases specific to pregnancy can cause significant morbidity and mortality both to the mother and to the fetus, while most of the liver diseases not specific to pregnancy do not have a deleterious effect on the pregnancy itself.
Fabiana S Benjaminov; Jenny Heathcote
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-01     Completed Date:  2005-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2479-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Meir Medical Center, University of Tel-Aviv, Kfar-Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Diseases / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Liver Function Tests
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome

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