Acute liver failure in children: observations in Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil.

  title={Acute liver failure in children: observations in Vit{\'o}ria, Esp{\'i}rito Santo State, Brazil.},
  author={Sandra Fagundes Moreira-Silva and Diana de Oliveira Frauches and Alba L Almeida and Hayd{\^e}e Fagundes Moreira Silva de Mendonça and Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  volume={35 5},
In this communication we report 46 cases of acute liver failure in children diagnosed at the Hospital Infantil Nossa Senhora da Glória in Vitória, E Santo. Serology for IgM anti-HAV, IgM anti-HBc, HbsAg, anti-HCV and biochemical tests were performed in all cases in a routine laboratory. The M/F ratio was 1.1:1 and the mean age was 4.7 +/- 3.2 years, without… CONTINUE READING