Acute liver failure: A case report
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe consequence of sudden hepatic injury, and has a poor prognosis. It can evolve over days or weeks. Some of the important etiological factors for ALF are alcoholism, paracetamol toxicity, viral hepatitis, Non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis, poisoning (rat killer, OPC, poisonous mushroom), and drug-induced liver injury. Damage to the liver cells produce altered mental status, significant elevation of liver enzymes and disturbed coagulation process. It requires early recognition and effective immediate management. Liver transplantation should be considered as a surgical management for acute liver failure thereby avoiding a life-threatening crisis.