A Preliminary Case Report on Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy
Current Topics in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 13,
29 April 2021
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare disease in Vietnam. Diagnosis by recorded literature is often difficult to distinguish from viral hepatitis, paraplegia, or bile duct disease, so AFLP diagnosis is often delayed. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Vietnam in pregnant women is estimated at 10% , preeclampsia is estimated at 0.2% . AFLP usually occurs in the last three months of pregnancy or early postpartum. A case pregnant woman has 35.5-week gestational age with AFLP, who was safely delivered both mother and infant at Hung Vuong hospital, Vietnam. A careful history and physical examination, in conjunction with compatible laboratory and ultrasound imaging results, are often sufficient to make the diagnosis, and liver biopsy is rarely indicated. Intensive adjuvant therapy and rapid birth control are essential for maternal and fetal outcomes.
- Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
- expeditious delivery