Topics:

Differential Diagnosis of Liver Disease in Pregnancy

Differential Diagnosis of Liver Disease in Pregnancy

What is the best guide to the differential diagnosis of liver disease in a pregnant woman?

a. The aminotransferases (AST and ALT)
b. Total bilirubin
c. The gestational age of the pregnancy
d. Serum bile acid level

ANSWER: C

The cause of liver disease in pregnancy can be difficult to diagnose. Pregnancy causes few alterations in the results of standard liver tests. Use of the gestational age of the pregnancy is the best guide to the differential diagnosis.

 
Loading comments...
Please Wait 20 seconds or click here to close