Section 11
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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy associated with short-chain acyl-coenzyme a dehydrogenase deficiency

Matern, D.; Hart, P.; Murtha, A.P.; Vockley, J.; Gregersen, N.; Millington, D.S.; Treem, W.R.

Journal of Pediatrics 138(4): 585-588


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3476
PMID: 11295727
DOI: 10.1067/mpd.2001.111814
Accession: 010125612

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There is a correlation between pregnancy complications such as acute fatty liver of pregnancy and long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency. We diagnosed another fatty acid beta-oxidation defect, short-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, in an infant when evaluating him because his mother had acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Other beta-oxidation defects, in addition to LCHAD deficiency, should be considered in children born after pregnancies complicated by liver disease.

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