The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 167–178 | Cite as

Idiopathic acute fatty liver of pregnancy death from extrahepatic manifestations

  • Alan K. Hatfield
  • Jay H. Stein
  • Norton J. Greenberger
  • Rachel W. Abernethy
  • Thomas F. Ferris
Case Report

Abstract

A 23-year-old woman developed acute fatty liver of pregnancy in association with acute pancreatitis, renal hypoperfusion and protein-losing enteropathy. Even though hepatic function improved, the patient succumbed to extrahepatic manifestations of the condition. This case demonstrated the multisystem involvement of this entity and suggests the possibility that manifestations are related to the presence of a vasoconstrictor substance.

Keywords

Public Health Pancreatitis Acute Pancreatitis Fatty Liver Hepatic Function 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan K. Hatfield
    • 1
  • Jay H. Stein
    • 1
  • Norton J. Greenberger
    • 1
  • Rachel W. Abernethy
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Ferris
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of MedicineThe Ohio State University College of MedicineColumbus

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