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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(7):1542-1545.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy.
Jin Baig Choi, Hyeon Park, Dong Min Lee, Sung Kim, Gil Joong Yoon, In Soo Hwang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sun General Hospital, Taejon, Korea.
Abstract
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a rare, clinically distinct cause of jaundice occuring during the third trimester of pregnancy, with maternal death as the usual outcome and first described in 1,940 by Sheehan, which may be characterized by nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, jaundice and confirmed by liver biopsy. We have experienced a case of acute fatty liver at 38 weeks of gestation in 30 year-old primigravida woman and reproted with a brief review of related literatures.
Key Words: Pregnancy, Acute fatty liver, Liver biopsy


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