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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: A case report of an uncommon disease

Author(s): Vora Kalpana | Shah Veena | Parikh Geeta

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 34;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy | sepsis

A 24-year-old female at 34-week gestation, presented with malaise, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and absent foetal movements. A clinical diagnosis of acute fatty liver of pregnancy was made. Although early caesarean section was performed, postoperative course was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) sepsis, and continuing coagulopathy. Supportive management in an intensive care unit resulted in successful outcome.

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