Acute fulminant hepatic failure

R. H. Wiesner

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Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure is the rapid onset of life-threatening hepatic decompensation in patients who have no previous history of liver disease. This condition has a multifactorial etiology, including viral hepatitis and drug toxicity. At this time there is no specific therapy for FHF. However, early diagnosis and treatment of the complications - in particular, cerebral edema - may prolong survival and prevent irreversible neurologic complications. Once the diagnosis has been made, patients with FHF should promptly be transferred to a specialized liver care unit where liver transplantation is available. Liver transplantation is now the treatment of choice for patients with clinical characteristics suggesting a poor chance of survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1892-1894
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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Acute Liver Failure
Liver Transplantation
Survival
Liver
Brain Edema
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Nervous System
Hepatitis
Liver Diseases
Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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Wiesner, R. H. (1991). Acute fulminant hepatic failure. Transplantation Proceedings, 23(3), 1892-1894.

Acute fulminant hepatic failure. / Wiesner, R. H.

In: Transplantation Proceedings, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1991, p. 1892-1894.

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Wiesner, RH 1991, 'Acute fulminant hepatic failure', Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1892-1894.
Wiesner, R. H. / Acute fulminant hepatic failure. In: Transplantation Proceedings. 1991 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 1892-1894.
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