Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue-associated acute liver failure.
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.