How does the incidence of acute liver failure (ALF) vary between men and women?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Acute liver failure in women

Viral hepatitis E and autoimmune liver disease are more common in women than in men. [32] In a US multicenter study group, acute liver failure was seen more often in women (73%) than in men, and women with acute liver failure were older (39 y) than men (32.5 y).


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