Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

- Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016) Volume 6, Issue 57

Jaundice in pregnancy: A clinical case study in the Hospital of North India

The liver diseases unique to pregnancy include hyperemesis gravidarum, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, and hemolysis and elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome. This study was undertaken to evaluate the outcome of cases of jaundice in pregnancy and to study the causes of jaundice in pregnancy. The present study was conducted in the Hospital in the North India. A total 20 women’s were included in the study. This womens had been admitted to the hospital due to jaundice in pregnancy. The etiology of the jaundice, various viruses responsible for the condition and the complications arising during the jaundice in pregnancy are reported. Jaundice in pregnancy has adverse fetomaternal outcome. Improvement in health awareness, education & routine and regular antenatal checkups, early referrals can result in early diagnosis and treatment of jaundice in pregnancy thus reducing the fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Author(s): Singh K

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