Show Summary Details
Page of

Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy 

Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy
Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy

Michael Heneghan

, and Catherine Williamson

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 February 2021

This chapter first looks at pregnancy-specific disorders that cause de novo abnormal serum liver tests in pregnancy. These include: hypertension-related liver diseases; acute fatty liver of pregnancy; intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy; hyperemesis gravidarum; and viral hepatitis, probably the most commonly recognized cause of jaundice occurring during pregnancy worldwide. The chapter also describes the influence of pregnancy on pre-existing diseases, the effect of these diseases on pregnancy outcome, the impact of specific drugs used to treat women with liver and gastrointestinal disorders on the fetus.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.