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  • Acute liver failure

     Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare syndrome defined by a rapid decline in hepatic function characterised by jaundice, coagulopathy (INR >1.5), and hepatic encephalopathy in patients with no evidence of prior liver disease.The interval from the onset of jaundice to the development of encephalopathy occurs within 24 to 26 weeks and may further classify ALF into categories based on hyperacute, acute, or subacute presentations.Although clinical jaundice is considered a defining feature of ALF, it may not always be present, particularly in hyperacute presentations. 

    Typical symptoms

    Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice), Pain in your upper right abdomen, Abdominal swelling, Nausea, Vomiting, A general sense of feeling unwell (malaise), Disorientation or confusion, Sleepiness.

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     Therapeutic aspects

    Treatments for acute liver failure Acute liver failure treatments may include: Medications to reverse poisoning. Acute liver failure caused by acetaminophen overdose or mushroom poisoning is treated with drugs that can reverse the effects of the toxin and may reduce liver damage. Liver transplant. When acute liver failure can't be reversed, the only treatment may be a liver transplant. During a liver transplant, a surgeon removes your damaged liver and replaces it with a healthy liver from a donor. Treatments for complications Control signs and symptoms you're experiencing and try to prevent complications caused by acute liver failure. This care may include: Relieving pressure caused by excess fluid in the brain. Cerebral edema caused by acute liver failure can increase pressure on your brain. 

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     Statistics

    The death rate from liver disease in Canada has risen by nearly 30 per cent in only eight years. ? It is estimated that one in 10 Canadians, or more than three million people, has some form of liver disease. ? 95 per cent of deaths from liver disease are due to chronic hepatitis B and C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer and alcoholic liver disease.  Liver cancer is one of the few forms of cancer on the rise. ? Liver cancer death rates related to hepatitis B are predicted to rise by 50 per cent. Viral hepatitis (specifically chronic hepatitis B and C) is far more common and more infectious than many other infectious diseases, including HIV, and affects more than 500 million worldwide and an estimated 600,000 in Canada. The relative contribution of chronic hepatitis B and C, alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to the rising death rate from liver disease is unknown.  

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