Fulminant hepatic failure

@article{Sass2003FulminantHF,
  title={Fulminant hepatic failure},
  author={David A. Sass and A. Obaid Shakil},
  journal={Liver Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={11}
}
FHF is a devastating illness of varied causes, carrying considerable mortality and affecting patients with previously healthy livers. The clinical presentation varies widely but encephalopathy is the defining criterion. Management requires a multidisciplinary approach, including rapid triage, monitoring, and referral to a transplantation center for further evaluation. Early prognostication and timely availability of donor livers are essential for a successful outcome. A donor shortage, however… 
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