Prevalence and severity of viral hepatitis in Pakistani pregnant women: a five year hospital based study.

@article{Aziz1997PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and severity of viral hepatitis in Pakistani pregnant women: a five year hospital based study.},
  author={Aliya Begum Aziz and Sadaf Hamid and Sahar Iqbal and Waliul Islam and Saadiya Aziz Karim},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={198-201}
}
A hospital based observational study was carried out on pregnant women presenting with either acute hepatitis or fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), during the past years. Of 53 patients, 20 (38%) developed FHF.Non-A, Non-B was the commonest cause (62%) followed by hepatitis B in 17% and hepatitis A in 4% cases. Eight women expired (case fatality rate 15%) with a high maternal mortality (62%) caused by NANB hepatitis. Perinatal mortality was 30%. Poor prognostic factors identified were lack of… CONTINUE READING

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