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Descriptor English:   Liver Failure, Acute 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fallo Hepático Agudo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Falência Hepática Aguda 
Synonyms English:   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  
Tree Number:   C06.552.308.500.750
Definition English:   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. 
History Note English:   93 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   30667 
Unique Identifier:   D017114 

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