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Hemostatic issues in pregnancy-induced liver disease

Lisman, T. & Bernal, W., Mar-2017, In : Thrombosis Research. 151, Suppl. 1, p. S78-S81 4 p.

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Liver diseases may be accompanied by profound changes in the hemostatic system including thrombocytopenia, decreased plasma levels of pro- and anticoagulants, and alterations in plasma levels of fibrinolysis. The net effect of the hemostatic changes in chronic and acute liver diseases is a hemostatic system that is in relative balance due to the simultaneous decline in pro- and antihemostatic drivers. A unique category of liver diseases are those induced by pregnancy. In acute fatty liver of pregnancy, profound hemostatic changes occur, which may be caused by a combination of liver failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Hemostatic changes in preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome are dominated by thrombocytopenia, although alterations in plasmatic coagulation may also occur. Post-partum bleeds, bleeding from cesarean section wounds, and hepatobiliary bleeds may occur in both patient groups. Patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy do not show clinically relevant hemostatic alterations, despite biochemical evidence of liver injury. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S78-S81
Number of pages4
JournalThrombosis Research
Volume151
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2017
Event7th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3-Mar-20175-Mar-2017

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7th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis

03/03/201705/03/2017

Barcelona, Spain

Event: Conference

    Keywords

  • Thrombosis, Bleeding, Post-partum, Pregnancy, Liver disease, Delivery, Cesarean section, VON-WILLEBRAND-FACTOR, DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION, ACUTE FATTY LIVER, VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM, REBALANCED HEMOSTASIS, CIRRHOSIS, COAGULOPATHY, TRANSPLANTATION, FAILURE, RISK

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