Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-43

Fulminant hepatic failure in children

Department of Pediatrics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

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Frederick J Suchy
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520
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PMID: 19864840

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Fulminant hepatic failure is a clinical syndrome resulting from massive necrosis or severe func­tional impairment of hepatocytes. This paper reviews the etiology, pathogenesis and management of this condition. Orthotopic liver transplantation may achieve very high survival rates (50-70%).

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