Etiology and management of acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Russell Snyder, Gary Hankins

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Abstract

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) remains a problem for which we have no discernible cause. Therefore, a precise definition awaits the discovery or elucidation of its exact etiology. AFLP is best described as acute hepatocellular dysfunction that occurs in pregnancy, generally during the third trimester or the early puerperium. It is characterized histopathologically by changes in the liver consistent with microvesicular fatty infiltration but occurring in a pregnant woman with no clearly identifiable etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-825
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

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Etiology and management of acute fatty liver of pregnancy. / Snyder, Russell; Hankins, Gary.

In: Clinics in Perinatology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1986, p. 813-825.

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