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Glossary for Jaundice in 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.
  • Choledocholithiasis:
  • HELLP syndrome: A rare potentially fatal condition that occurs in pregnant women and is frequently associated with pre-eclampsia.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: A rare, chronic, disease involving the gradual destruction of the bile ducts in the liver causing bile to build up and damage the liver.
  • Viral Hepatitis: Any type of virus infecting the liver.


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