Successful use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue haemorrhagic fever with acute liver failure.

Abstract

Mild hepatic dysfunction in dengue haemorrhagic fever is not unusual. However, acute liver failure (ALF) is rare. When present, its management according to most current guidelines is supportive and carries a poor prognosis. We present a patient with dengue haemorrhagic fever complicated acute liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy who was successfully treated with N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) leading to complete recovery.

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v57i4.5085

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@article{Abeysekera2012SuccessfulUO, title={Successful use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue haemorrhagic fever with acute liver failure.}, author={Rajitha Asanga Abeysekera and Upali Illangasekera and Thilak A Jayalath and A G W Sandeepana and Senanayaka A M Kularatne}, journal={The Ceylon medical journal}, year={2012}, volume={57 4}, pages={166-7} }