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  1. Marian Knight1,
  2. Catherine Nelson-Piercy2,
  3. Jennifer J Kurinczuk1,
  4. Patsy Spark1,
  5. Peter Brocklehurst1
  6. on behalf of UKOSS
  1. 1National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
  2. 2Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Marian Knight, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK; marian.knight{at}

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We thank Drs Goel et al for their interest1 in our manuscript.2 The authors present a very interesting exploratory analysis which helps inform the debate about the use of liver biopsy in the diagnosis of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP). Liver biopsy is recognised as a useful tool in the diagnosis of the condition, but it is also recognised to have potential risks,3 …

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  • Funding This letter reports on an independent study which is funded by the Policy Research Programme in the Department of Health. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Department.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the London Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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