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The liver in pregnancy: disease vs benign changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16122057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Liver dysfunction in a pregnant woman may be caused by the pregnancy, it may be unrelated to the pregnancy, or it may be a chronic condition that existed before the pregnancy. In any case, the clinical clues of liver dysfunction in pregnancy are not specific, and certain "abnormalities" in liver function tests may represent benign changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, 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.
Jamilé Wakim-Fleming; Nizar N Zein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-26     Completed Date:  2005-10-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Liver Diseases / classification,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Risk Factors

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