Acute Liver Failure

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Abstract

Rapid deterioration of hepatic function, characterized by coagulopathy and mental status changes, defines acute liver failure. There are numerous causes of acute liver failure which vary by geographic region. Survival depends on rapid diagnosis, treatment of the underlying aetiology if available and aggressive intensive care. Cerebral oedema, intracranial hypertension, metabolic derangements, bleeding and infection are common complications. The advent of liver transplantation has improved outcomes but mortality remains high despite medical advances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages70-93
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781405134897
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2011

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Acute Liver Failure
Intracranial Hypertension
Brain Edema
Critical Care
Liver Transplantation
Hemorrhage
Mortality
Liver
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Coagulopathy
  • Complication
  • Encephalopathy
  • Fulminant hepatitis
  • Intensive care
  • Mental status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Tujios, S. R., & Lee, W. M. (2011). Acute Liver Failure. In Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition (pp. 70-93). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444341294.ch5

Acute Liver Failure. / Tujios, Shannan R.; Lee, William M.

Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. p. 70-93.

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Tujios, SR & Lee, WM 2011, Acute Liver Failure. in Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 70-93. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444341294.ch5
Tujios SR, Lee WM. Acute Liver Failure. In Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. p. 70-93 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444341294.ch5
Tujios, Shannan R. ; Lee, William M. / Acute Liver Failure. Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. pp. 70-93
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