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Acute liver failure

Acute liver failure: Introduction

Acute liver failure: Rapid deterioration of the liver that is caused by severe damage to the liver. Acute liver failure may be caused by such things as paracetamol overdose, excess alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis, Reye syndrome or acute fatty liver of pregnancy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute liver failure is available below.

Symptoms of Acute liver failure

Treatments for Acute liver failure

  • Treatment of acute liver failure is dependant upon the underlying cause of the liver dysfunction, and the age and comorbidities of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Identification and management of the underlying cause
    • Supportive care, often in and intensive care unit - airway protection, fluid and electrolyte management
    • Management of complications such as bleeding problems and hepatic encephalopathy
    • Liver transplantation
  • more treatments...»

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Acute liver failure?

Acute liver failure: Related Patient Stories

Acute liver failure: Deaths

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Acute liver failure: Complications

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Causes of Acute liver failure

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Acute liver failure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Acute liver failure

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed....read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of ...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning)...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed ...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac...read more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »

Acute liver failure: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acute liver failure

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Acute liver failure: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acute liver failure

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Acute liver failure: Animations

Research about Acute liver failure

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Clinical Trials for Acute liver failure

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Acute liver failure include:

Acute liver failure: Broader Related Topics

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