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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Hepatitis E in pregnancy: A case report


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Author Details : Ravi A. Zala, Vishal M. Sharma, Bhavesh B. Airao, Manish R. Pandya

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 157-160


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Abstract

Viral hepatitis is most common infectious disease in developing countries. Hepatitis E in particular has wide geographical distribution variation and either occur as epidemic or seen as sporadic cases. When pregnant woman affected with hepatitis E, disease will be more severe.  If the woman is in second or third trimester where chance of fulminant failure is more with high mortality rate.  Here, we are presenting a case of viral hepatitis complicating pregnancy, where women goes into spontaneous preterm labour, complicating in hepatic encephalopathy. Due to proper intervention further harm was prevented. 

Keywords: Viral hepatitis, Hepatitis E, Fulminant hepatic failure, Pregnancy.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0035

How to cite : Zala R A, Sharma V M, Airao B B, Pandya M R, Hepatitis E in pregnancy: A case report. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(1):157-160

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