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Pyruvate kinase deficiency: an unusual cause of puerperal jaundice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9796570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present one of the rarer causes of pregnancy-associated jaundice in the immediate puerperium. A 30-year-old multipara with pyruvate kinase deficiency became jaundiced within a few hours of delivery, following an uneventful pregnancy and labour at term. She responded to conservative management, the jaundice clearing and the altered liver function showing a steady return to normal. Pyruvate kinase deficiency may cause pregnancy-associated jaundice. A thorough investigation is still necessary to exclude other causes of jaundice in pregnancy and the puerperium.
U I Esen; F Olajide
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:    1998 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-18     Completed Date:  1998-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Tyneside District General Hospital, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hemolytic / etiology
Jaundice / etiology*
Puerperal Disorders / etiology*
Pyruvate Kinase / deficiency*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Kinase

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