Fulminant hepatic failure and hepatic encephalopathy

E. L. Rogers, M. C. Rogers

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Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure implies either acute massive destruction of liver tissue or another process that causes rapid deterioration in function of a previously normal liver. The diagnosis of fulminant hepatic failure in children needs to be differentiated from hepatic failure that occurs as a complication of underlying congenital, anatomical, and metabolic abnormalities. In patients with any chronic liver disease, liver failure may eventually occur; however, the approach to and success of therapy will be different but is not discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-713
Number of pages13
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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