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Curriculum based clinical reviews
Pregnancy-associated liver disease: a curriculum-based review

Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with changes in normal physiology, including changes to the normal parameters for blood tests. Abnormal liver function tests are a common reason for referral to gastroenterology. However, in the pregnant patient, there are unique potential causes. It is of prime importance to be aware of pregnancy-specific liver diseases as they can be serious and progress rapidly affecting outcomes for both the mother and fetus. Here, we provide an overview of the manifestations of pregnancy-related liver diseases and discuss their potential consequences.

  • liver disease in pregnancy
  • acute fatty liver

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