Fulminant hepatitis failure in adults and children from a Public Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is characterized by massive hepatocellular injury, whose physiopathology is still unclear. Hepatitis B (HBV) is probably the most common viral cause of FHF, while hepatitis A (HAV) virus seem occurs less frequently. However, the host and viral factors that determine the outcome of these infections are poorly understood. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1590/S1413-86702009000500002

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