Acute Liver Failure, a First Look

McCashland, T. M.; Thompson, Jon S.
June 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1999, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p1443
Academic Journal
Provides information on the most recent data on the etiology and outcome for patients with acute liver failure (ALF) in the U.S., as of June 1999. Background on the most frequent etiology; Information on the most common cause of ALF; Percentage of patients in Great Britain and Denmark who were reported as having acetaminophen as the leading etiology.


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