Chapter 16. Pregnancy-Related Liver Disease

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner2 and
  2. Michelle Clayton MSc, PGC (Clin Teach), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer in Liver Care1

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch16

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Sargent, S. and Clayton, M. (2009) Pregnancy-Related Liver Disease, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

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Keywords:

  • Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT);
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP);
  • Alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT/AST);
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG);
  • Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP);
  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP);
  • long chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD);
  • Haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP);
  • Pregnancy post liver transplantation;
  • mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Normal changes during pregnancy

  • Liver diseases specific to pregnancy

  • Pregnancy in pre-existing liver disease

  • Pregnancy post liver transplantation

  • Chapter summary

  • Illustrative case study