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What is Acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

What is Acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: A rare complication of pregnancy that can occur in the second half of the pregnancy. It is characterized by excessive fatty deposits in the liver which can be fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment which involves delivering the baby as soon as possible.

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute fatty liver of pregnancy, or a subtype of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: Introduction

Types of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy:

Broader types of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy:

How serious is Acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Prognosis of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: with treatment, liver function often returns to normal within weeks
Complications of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see complications of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

What causes Acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Causes of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see causes of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

What are the symptoms of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Symptoms of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see symptoms of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Complications of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see complications of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Onset of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: usually third trimester

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute fatty liver of pregnancy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: Obstetrician, Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy.
Treatments for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see treatments for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
Research for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: see research for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Name and Aliases of Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Main name of condition: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

Other names or spellings for Acute fatty liver of pregnancy:

hepatic lipidosis of pregnancy, AFLP, Acute fatty liver, gestational

AFLP, Acute fatty liver, gestational
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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