Approach to Patients with Acute Liver Injury
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Yasuhiro Nakayama and Yukihiro Shimizu
Although acute liver injury shows spontaneous improvement in many
patients, some require special treatment and can develop fulminant hepatic failure. The
etiology of acute hepatitis and acute hepatic failure varies in different countries, making
prompt diagnosis and determination of etiology important for determining prognosis
and proper patient management. Liver transplantation should be considered for patients
who develop fulminant hepatic failure.
Acute liver failure, acute liver injury, cholestatic type, hepatocellular
type, liver transplantation, medical history, physical findings, signs, symptoms,
The First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.