Severe pre-eclampsia complicated by acute fatty liver disease of pregnancy, HELLP syndrome and acute kidney injury following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Ahmed, Irshad, Eltaweel, Nashwa, Antoun, Lina and Rehal, Anoop (2020) Severe pre-eclampsia complicated by acute fatty liver disease of pregnancy, HELLP syndrome and acute kidney injury following SARS-CoV-2 infection. BMJ case reports, 13 (8). ISSN 1757-790X. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has presented many diagnostic challenges and uncertainties. Little is known about common pathologies complicating pregnancy and how their behaviour is modified by the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Pregnancy itself can alter the body's response to viral infection, which can cause more severe symptoms. We report the first case of a patient affected with sudden-onset severe pre-eclampsia complicated by acute fatty liver disease of pregnancy, HELLP (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet) syndrome and acute kidney injury following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although an initial diagnostic dilemma, a multidisciplinary team approach was required to ensure a favourable outcome for both the mother and the baby. Our case report highlights the need for health professionals caring for pregnant women to be aware of the complex interplay between SARS-CoV-2 infection and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
WH Haemic and lymphatic systems. Haematology
WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WP Gynaecology. Women’s health
WQ Obstetrics. Midwifery
Divisions: Womens and Childrens > Obstetrics
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 14:33
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 14:33
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3374

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