Conditions unique to pregnancy that cause liver dysfunction include intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet count (HELLP) syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. While cholestasis and pre-eclampsia are frequently seen, HELLP syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy are both rare, and potentially life-threatening conditions. In pregnancy, pathological conditions causing abnormality of liver function tests need to be differentiated from normal physiologic changes.Herein, we present a case report of a 19-year-old woman with AFLP.
Key words: acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), liver enzymes, hemolysis.
Received: 22 May 2018 Revised: 19 June 2018 Accepted: 27 June 2018
Correspondence to: Dr. Princy Dudhwala, Junior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, D.Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
This article may be cited as: Dudhwala P, Bellari N. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: A Case Report. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(8):147-149.