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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 1 ( March, 2009 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

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

Veena R. Shah, Kalpana S. Vora, Geeta P. Parikh

Keywords : Acute fatty liver of pregnancy, sepsis

Citation Information : Shah VR, Vora KS, Parikh GP. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: A case report of an uncommon disease. Indian J Crit Care Med 2009; 13 (1):34-36.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.53115

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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