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Disease Liver Failure, Acute

Name Liver Failure, Acute
Synonyms Acute Hepatic Failure | Acute Liver Failure | Failure, Acute Hepatic | Failure, Acute Liver | Fulminant Hepatic Failure | Fulminant Hepatic Failures | Fulminant Liver Failure | Fulminant Liver Failures | Fulminating Hepatic Failure | Fulminating Hepatic Failures | Fulminating Liver Failure | Fulminating Liver Failures | Hepatic Failure, Acute | Hepatic Failure, Fulminant | Hepatic Failure, Fulminating | Hepatic Failures, Fulminant | Hepatic Failures, Fulminating | Liver Failure, Fulminant | Liver Failure, Fulminating | Liver Failures, Fulminant | Liver Failures, Fulminating
Definition A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.
Categories Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D017114

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DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Liver Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatic Insufficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Liver Failure Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Liver Failure, Acute Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Liver Failure, Acute Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure
  LIVER FAILURE, INFANTILE, TRANSIENT Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Massive Hepatic Necrosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes