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Liver and gastrointestinal diseases in pregnancy 

Liver and gastrointestinal diseases in pregnancy

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Liver and gastrointestinal diseases in pregnancy
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Alexander Gimson

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1409
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date: 26 June 2017

Hyperemesis gravidarum—a condition of unknown cause where severe vomiting can lead to volume depletion, ketonuria, electrolyte disturbances, and nutritional deficiency. Management is supportive.

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy—a common cause of jaundice in pregnancy, presenting in the second or third trimester, usually with pruritus. Serum bilirubin and aminotransferases may be elevated, with no significant rise in alkaline phosphatase (beyond the normal elevation expected in pregnancy) or ...

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