liver failure

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liver failure

[′liv·ər ‚fāl·yər]
(medicine)
Severe functional disability of the liver marked clinically by a variety of signs and symptoms, including jaundice, coma, and abnormal blood levels of such things as ammonia, bilirubin, and alkaline phosphatase.
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She also referred to fulminant hepatic failure and pregnancy, HELLP syndrome.
Although HSV-associated hepatic failure during pregnancy is life-threatening, timely diagnosis and early management with antiviral therapy is found to be life-saving.
The complications were cerebral malaria, hepatic failure, renal failure, bleeding, and thrombocytopenia (Table 3).
Case Report: Fulminant hepatic failure involving duloxetine hydrochloride.
The disease is the consequence of obesity, diabetes, or excessive alcohol intake and can lead to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, liver cancer and even hepatic failure.
sup][6],[7],[8] Liver transplantation is often the most suitable option for patients who experience hepatic failure and clinical deterioration as a result of the development of large cysts; however, it could only be performed in a limited number of patients because of the lack of donors and high costs.
Approximately, two to four days after mushroom consumption, severely poisoned patients develop hepatic failure, often complicated by acute renal failure.
Presentations vary from the incidental discovery of hepatic abnormalities in asymptomatic patients to the onset of fulminant hepatic failure with rapid progression of encephalopathy to coma and death.
The child developed irreversible fulminant hepatic failure and required mechanical ventilation because of hepatic encephalopathy.
Patients with renal failure, hepatic failure, severe infection, history of allergy to silymarin of previous radiotherapy, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory use were excluded from the study.