Acute fatty liver of pregnancy associated with short-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency.


Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matern, D; Hart, P; Murtha, AP; Vockley, J; Gregersen, N; Millington, DS; Treem, WR

Published Date

  • April 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 585 - 588

PubMed ID

  • 11295727

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11295727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mpd.2001.111814


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States