Etiology and prognosis of fulminant hepatitis in adults.

@article{Ichai2008EtiologyAP,
  title={Etiology and prognosis of fulminant hepatitis in adults.},
  author={Philippe Ichai and Didier Samuel},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S67-79
        }
}
1. Establishing the cause of fulminant hepatitis is an important step in the management of acute liver failure, so that specific therapy can be initiated and any contraindications to liver transplantation can be eliminated. 2. The etiology of fulminant hepatitis varies in different countries and at different times. A viral etiology (in particular hepatitis B virus) is now less frequent, and paracetamol-induced fulminant hepatic failure is more common. 3. Many patients have miscellaneous causes… CONTINUE READING

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