How does the incidence of acute liver failure vary by race?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Racial distribution of acute liver failure

Acute liver failure is seen among all races. In a US multicenter study of acute liver failure, the ethnic distribution included white persons (74%), Hispanics (10%), black persons (3%), Asians (5%), and Latin Americans (2%). [3, 17, 18]

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