Comprehensive Practical Hepatology

Acute and chronic liver disease is a global endemic healthcare concern. More than 500 million people around the world are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus. Approximately 500,000 patients die ...
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Practical Management of Pregnant Women with Liver Injury

Pp. 221-228 (8)

Kazuto Tajiri

Abstract

Several specific liver diseases, which may be serious and require specific therapy including immediate delivery, are incidentally found in pregnant women. Since some of these diseases may be serious or even fatal, prompt diagnosis and treatment are important to save both mother and baby. The effect on the fetus of drugs administered to pregnant women must be considered. Moreover, if the mother has an infectious disease, prophylactic procedures are needed to protect the fetus.

Keywords:

AFLP, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, Hyperemesis gravidarum, prophylaxis, trimester.

Affiliation:

The Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama,Toyama, Japan.