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How can you get acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

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No one fully understands why fatty liver happens during pregnancy, but hormones may play a role. This could be risky for both you and your baby. It could lead to liver or kidney failure in either of you. It might also cause a serious infection or bleeding. Once you get a diagnosis, it's important that your baby gets delivered as soon as possible. Although you may need intensive care for several days, your liver often returns to normal in a few weeks.

From: Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis) WebMD Medical Reference

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Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease," "Fatty Liver."

EMedicine: "Alcoholic Fatty Liver."

NIDDK: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 4, 2019

SOURCES:

Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease," "Fatty Liver."

EMedicine: "Alcoholic Fatty Liver."

NIDDK: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 4, 2019

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