Cecilie Lærke Glindtvad Tarpø, Finn Lauszus & Rubab Hasan Agha Krogh:
Acute fatty liver in pregnancy
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V11180775
This case report of a 31-year-old primiparous woman discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of acute fatty liver in pregnancy (AFLP) to prevent maternal or/and foetal death. AFLP is a rare disease, which is characterised by maternal liver dysfunction and/or failure. Because of similar symptoms and laboratory findings AFLP may mimic and is often mistaken for 1) the more frequent HELLP syndrome with haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet levels and 2) and severe pre-eclampsia.