BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2009.2179
  • New disease

Two cases of abnormal liver function associated with H1N1 infection in pregnancy

  1. Rezan Abdul-Kadir
  1. Royal Free Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. Correspondence to Debra Penney, debrapenney{at}
  • Published 19 February 2010


Two patients with recent H1N1 virus infection in pregnancy were found to have raised transaminases. They have both had a mild illness and have recovered with no adverse effects, and one has delivered a healthy baby while the other is still pregnant. We suggest that the deranged transaminase concentrations were directly linked to the viral infection in the first patient as the abnormal blood results predated treatment. The second case is less clear.


  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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