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What is Liver failure?

What is Liver failure?

  • Liver failure: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an uncommon condition in which the rapid deterioration of liver function results in coagulopathy and alteration in the mental status of a previously healthy individual.
  • Liver failure: The failure of the liver to detoxify chemicals in the body leading to a clinical disease
    Source - Diseases Database

Liver failure: Introduction

Types of Liver failure:

Broader types of Liver failure:

How serious is Liver failure?

Complications of Liver failure: see complications of Liver failure
Deaths for Liver failure: More than 60,000 Americans die each year (NWHIC)

What causes Liver failure?

Causes of Liver failure: see causes of Liver failure
Risk factors for Liver failure: see risk factors for Liver failure

What are the symptoms of Liver failure?

Symptoms of Liver failure: see symptoms of Liver failure

Complications of Liver failure: see complications of Liver failure

Onset of Liver failure: This may be pertinent to morbidity and mortality. Patients younger than 10 years and older than 40 years tend to fare relatively poorly.

Liver failure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Liver failure.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Liver failure.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Liver failure: see treatments for Liver failure
Alternative treatments for Liver failure: see alternative treatments for Liver failure
Research for Liver failure: see research for Liver failure

Society issues for Liver failure


Hospitalization statistics for Liver failure: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Liver failure:

  • 0.015% (1,894) of hospital consultant episodes were for hepatic failure in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for hepatic failure required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for hepatic failure were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for hepatic failure were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for hepatic failure required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Liver failure:

Organs and body systems related to Liver failure include:

Name and Aliases of Liver failure

Main name of condition: Liver failure

Other names or spellings for Liver failure:

hepatic failure, end-stage liver disease, Acute liver failure

Hepatic failure Source - Diseases Database

Liver failure: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Liver failure:

 

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