Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 27th, 2003
"Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare condition in the United Kingdom. Comprehensive supportive intensive care of extra-hepatic organ failure and the early recognition of and use of transplantation for those who will not survive form the cornerstone of its management. Over the last 30 years there has been a reduction in the proportion of cases resulting from viral and seronegative hepatitis, and a progressive rise in those resulting from severe acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity," scientists in England report.
"The latter cases mostly result from deliberate self-poisoning...
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