Acute Liver Failure

Acute liver failure is the rapid deterioration of liver tissue and its function. The most common causes are Hepatitis (Viruses), drugs or toxins. It could occur in someone with no pre-existing liver diseases and has a very high mortality rate. Immediate hospitalization is a must and sometimes liver transplants could be the only viable treatment.

  • Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)
  • Pain in your upper right abdomen
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremors

Acute Liver Failure Treatment options

  • Medications to reverse poisoning
  • Liver transplant
  • Relieving pressure caused by excess fluid in the brain
  • Screening for infections
  • Preventing severe bleeding
  • Organ Support