Successful In-Vitro Fertilization and Pregnancy in a Patient with Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

Powell, EE and Molloy, D (1995) Successful In-Vitro Fertilization and Pregnancy in a Patient with Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis and Cirrhosis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 10 2: 233-235. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.1995.tb01084.x


Author Powell, EE
Molloy, D
Title Successful In-Vitro Fertilization and Pregnancy in a Patient with Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
Journal name Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0815-9319
Publication date 1995-03-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1746.1995.tb01084.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 233
End page 235
Total pages 3
Place of publication CARLTON
Publisher BLACKWELL SCIENCE PUBL AUSTR
Language eng
Abstract Fertility is reduced in women with chronic active autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and pregnancy is hazardous. This report describes a 33 year old woman with AIH and cirrhosis in whom a successful pregnancy was achieved following in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer. Disease exacerbation during pregnancy was controlled by azathioprine and an increased dose of prednisone, and a healthy child was delivered by Caesarean section at 36 weeks gestation. Since the perinatal care of preterm infants and the obstetric care available to women with complicated medical problems has improved markedly in recent years and since active disease can be controlled by adequate immunosuppressive therapy, we propose that it is justified to allow these patients access to in vitro fertilization programmes.
Keyword Autoimmune Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
In Vitro Fertilization
Pregnancy
Disease
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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