PMID: 39843Jul 1, 1978

Viral hepatitis complicating pregnancy: mortality trends in Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
A P Gelpi

Abstract

The striking mortality in viral hepatitis associated with pregnancy, regularly observed in developing countries, has shown a significant decrease in Saudi Arabia during a period of unprecedented economic growth. However, the risk of fatal hepatitis in the pregnant Saudi woman remains approximately four times that for the nonpregnant woman. The explanation for the observed mortality trend is not apparent, but is unlikely to be the result of improved nutritional status of the population alone, or because of treatment of severe hepatitis with adrenal corticosteroids. Disseminated intravascular coagulation may be one factor that decisively influences the outcome of hepatitis in the pregnant woman.

References

Oct 16, 1976·Lancet·A B ChristieM El-Nageh
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Mar 14, 1970·Lancet·M O RakeR Williams
Dec 1, 1973·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Commonwealth·E HydeS Barrera
Jun 1, 1972·British Journal of Haematology·A S GallusJ Hirsh
Jun 1, 1968·Annals of Internal Medicine·R H MorrowJ H Edgcomb

Citations

Mar 13, 2008·European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology·Coimbatore Azeez RasheedaVenkataraman Jayanthi
Sep 18, 2008·Epidemiology and Infection·C-G Teo

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Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
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