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Liver diseases unique to pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17889807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Liver injury and dysfunction in a pregnant woman may be caused by intrinsic features of the pregnancy itself, disorders that are coincidental with pregnancy or pre-existing liver disease that is exacerbated by pregnancy. The clinical setting, gestational age and standard liver biochemistry testing are useful tools in helping to establish a diagnosis. Prompt recognition of the signs of liver disease in pregnant patients leads to timely management and may save the life of both mother and baby. This review summarises the incidence, risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of those liver diseases unique to pregnancy.
Vivian A Schutt; Gerald Y Minuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1521-6918     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120605     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Liver Function Tests
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors

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