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Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy 

Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy
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Liver and gastrointestinal diseases of pregnancy
Author(s):

Michael Heneghan

, and Catherine Williamson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198746690.003.0271
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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.

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