Viral hepatitis in pregnancy with disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypoglycemia

Joseph Shabot, C. Jaynes, H. M. Little, J. B. Alperin, N. Snyder

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A case of a 26-year-old woman who presented at 38 weeks of gestation with severe hepatitis B complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and hypoglycemia is reported. The clinical features of the illness suggested acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Cesarean section was followed by resolution of the coagulopathy and the hypoglycemia. Both mother and infant survived and remain well. The diagnosis of hepatitis B was confirmed by a transiently positive hepatitis B surface antigen and percutaneous liver biopsy. This case emphasizes the difficulty in distinguishing acute viral hepatitis from acute fatty liver of pregnancy. In addition, the predominant features of DIC and hypoglycemia in the case are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume71
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Hypoglycemia
Hepatitis
Hepatitis B
Pregnancy
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Cesarean Section
Mothers
Biopsy
Liver
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

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Shabot, J., Jaynes, C., Little, H. M., Alperin, J. B., & Snyder, N. (1978). Viral hepatitis in pregnancy with disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypoglycemia. Southern Medical Journal, 71(4), 479-481.

Viral hepatitis in pregnancy with disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypoglycemia. / Shabot, Joseph; Jaynes, C.; Little, H. M.; Alperin, J. B.; Snyder, N.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 71, No. 4, 1978, p. 479-481.

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Shabot, J, Jaynes, C, Little, HM, Alperin, JB & Snyder, N 1978, 'Viral hepatitis in pregnancy with disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypoglycemia', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 479-481.
Shabot, Joseph ; Jaynes, C. ; Little, H. M. ; Alperin, J. B. ; Snyder, N. / Viral hepatitis in pregnancy with disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypoglycemia. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1978 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 479-481.
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