A case of acute viral hepatitis interfering with acute fatty liver disease of pregnancy
Abdulkadir Turgut 1 * , Ali Özler, Neval Yaman Görük, Senem Yaman Tunç, Nurullah Peker, Recep Tekin
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum AD. Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Acute hepatitis A is a rarely seen infection during preg­nancy. In terms of clinical and laboratory findings, it can be interfere with acute fatty liver disease which can be quite mortal during pregnancy. Since liver function tests are el­evated in both conditions, hepatitis A infection should also be kept in mind in differential diagnosis. We present a 30 year-old pregnant woman with 35 weeks of gestation who presented to our clinic with a suspection of acute fatty liver disease but finally diagnosed as acute hepatitis A in­fection.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1, 123-125


Publication date: 14 Mar 2013

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