Acute hepatic failure in India: A perspective from the East

@article{Acharya2000AcuteHF,
  title={Acute hepatic failure in India: A perspective from the East},
  author={Subrat kumar Acharya and Subrat Kumar Panda and Alka Saxena and S. Datta Gupta},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15}
}
Acute hepatic failure (AHF) in India almost always presents with encephalopathy within 4 weeks of the onset of acute hepatitis. Further subclassification of AHF into hyperacute, acute and subacute forms may not be necessary in this geographical area, where the rapidity of onset of encephalopathy does not seem to influence survival. Viral hepatitis is the cause in approximately 95–100% of patients, who therefore constitute a more homogeneous population than AHF patients in the West. In India… 

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