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Can they only diagnose acute fatty liver of pregnancy if you die?
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Biopsy(a very skinny needle)into the liver can confirm this diagnosis of liver disease.

In brief: No
Biopsy(a very skinny needle)into the liver can confirm this diagnosis of liver disease.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, no, no
Although rare, it's a very high risk diagnosis for both mom & baby.
Laboratory tests, exam, clinical course, & physician experience are crucial to diagnose the lethal condition, but death is not required to confirm the diagnosis. If aflp, need delivery & an ICU setting to preserve affected organs & for full recovery.

In brief: No, no, no
Although rare, it's a very high risk diagnosis for both mom & baby.
Laboratory tests, exam, clinical course, & physician experience are crucial to diagnose the lethal condition, but death is not required to confirm the diagnosis. If aflp, need delivery & an ICU setting to preserve affected organs & for full recovery.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
Thank
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