Fulminant hepatic failure: Wilson's disease or autoimmune hepatitis? Implications for transplantation.

Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) accounts for 10-15% of pediatric liver transplants in the USA annually. Because the onset of FHF may be the first presentation of Wilson's disease (WD) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in previously asymptomatic adolescents, determination of the etiology of FHF is critical as treatment and prognosis differ between these two… (More)

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