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Liver disease 

Liver disease
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Liver disease
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0005
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date: 11 April 2021

This chapter covers pregnancy-related liver changes, and the differing normal ranges for liver function tests during pregnancy and the postpartum period. It then describes various liver disease, including those caused by pregnancy (jaundice, acute fatty liver, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy), as well as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Hereditary liver problems are covered, alongside biliary atresia and primary and secondary biliary cholangitis. Management appropriate to pregnancy for each condition is covered, including any modifications due to changes in pregnancy.

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