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Acute liver failure

is an acrostic for alf.


Acute liver failure is the appearance of severe complications rapidly after the first signs of liver disease, and indicates that the liver has sustained severe damage. The complications are hepatic encephalopathy and impaired protein synthesis. The 1993 classification defines hyperacute as within 1 week, acute as 8–28 days and subacute as 4–12 weeks. It reflects the fact that the pace of disease evolution strongly influences prognosis. Underlying etiology is the other significant determinant of outcome.

  • also known as Hépatite fulminante

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Google previewAnaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency A.P.I.C.E. (2007)

Proceedings of the 21st Postgraduate Course in Critical Medicine: Venice-Mestre, Italy - November 10-13, 2006 by A. Gullo

ORI Acute liver failure is a relatively uncommon clinical syndrome caused by severe hepatocyte dysfunction in the absence of pre -existing liver disease. Hepatic failure leads to a well-recognised pattern of ...

Google previewHepatic Encephalopathy: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)


According to news reporting originating from Saitama, Japan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, “Acute liver failure is a clinical syndrome characterized by hepatic encephalopathy and a bleeding tendency due to severe ...

Google previewYearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2007 (2007)

by Jean-Louis Vincent

Acute liver failure is a syndrome manifest by the rapid cessation of hepatic function in previously normal individuals. The rate of decline in function dictates the manner in which the syndrome manifests and influences the outcome. The etiology ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases (2006)

by James H. Chow, Cheryl Chow

Children and acute liver failure Acute liver failure in childhood is rare but usually fatal. It may develop as a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

Acute liver failure comes on suddenly, often as the consequence of toxic overload to the liver (such as might result from ACETAMINOPHEN overdose), viral hepatitis, or liver cancer. In circumstances of infection or toxicity, immediate and ...

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