[Acute fatty liver of pregnancy].Z Geburtshilfe Perinatol. 1992 Jan-Feb; 196(1):41-3.ZG
Liver diseases in pregnancy can occur as a complication of gestation or independently. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a rare disease of unknown etiology specifically associated to gestation. The frequency is increased in the first pregnancy, in the last trimester and in multiple pregnancies. Because of the high maternal and perinatal mortality early diagnosis is necessary for prompt termination of pregnancy. This case report is intended to facilitate the differentiation between acute fatty liver of pregnancy and other liver diseases in pregnancy. The differential diagnoses include preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and acute viral hepatitis.