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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy occurs most likely at what time of pregnancy?



A 20-24 week

B 24-28 week

C 28-31 week

D 32-36 week

Ans. D 32-36 week

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

1. This is more common in twin and first pregnancies.

2. It typically presents between 31 and 38 weeks of pregnancy with Vomiting pain following by lactic acidosis, a coagulopathy, encephalopathy and renal failure.

3. Hypoglycemia can occur.

4. The features are characteristic of a defect in beta-oxidation of fatty acids in the mitochondria that leads to the formation of small fat droplets in liver cells (known as microvesicular fatty liver). Some women are heterozygous for long –chain 3-hydroxy-CoA dehydrogenate deficiency (LCHAD).

5. Only treatment is termination of pregnancy.

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