How is acute liver failure (ALF) treated?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The most important aspect of treatment for acute liver failure is to provide good intensive care support, including the protection of the airways. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] Specific therapy is also dependent on the cause of the patient’s liver failure and the presence of any complications.

Pay careful attention to the patient’s fluid management and hemodynamics. It is crucial to monitor their metabolic parameters, assess for infection, maintain nutrition, and promptly recognize GI bleeding.


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