Maternal and fetal outcome in liver disorders in pregnancy

Ruksana Farooq, Mehbooba Beigh, Rahat Abbas, Yusra Amin


Background: Liver disorders comprise 3% of all pregnancy complications. All liver disorders, pregnancy specific, pregnancy related and pregnancy unrelated disorders have both maternal and fetal effects. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of liver disorders in pregnancy. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of liver disorders on pregnancy outcome.

Methods: All pregnant patients with clinical and biochemical evidence of liver dysfunction were taken as cases. Pregnant women with normal liver function tests were taken as controls. All patients were followed during pregnancy and postpartum. Maternal and fetal outcome was studied.

Results: A total of 140 patients were included- 70 cases and 70 controls. Maternal and fetal outcome was studied in both the groups. PPH and oligohydroamnios were most frequent among cases with p value of 0.034 and 0.035 respectively. Similarly, pre-term birth, RDS and perinatal asphyxia was more common in cases with a p value of 0.011, 0.001 and 0.005 respectively.

Conclusions: Study concludes that liver disorders in pregnancy have adverse maternal and fetal complications.



RDS, PPH, Liver disorders

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