Low risk for adverse cirrhosis events in pregnant women ‘reassuring’

BOSTON — In pregnant women with cirrhosis, less than 2% had liver decompensation within 1 year after delivery and the odds for decompensation were lower compared with women who were not pregnant with cirrhosis, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2019.“In North America over the past 5 years, it’s become apparent that there is an increasing burden of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in young people and data that we looked at have shown this is increasing fastest in women of child-bearing age,” Jennifer A. Flemming, MD, FRCP(C), MAS, from Queen’sRead More

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