Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

: 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--43

Fulminant hepatic failure in children

Frederick J Suchy 
 Department of Pediatrics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

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Frederick J Suchy
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520

Fulminant hepatic failure is a clinical syndrome resulting from massive necrosis or severe func­tional impairment of hepatocytes. This paper reviews the etiology, pathogenesis and management of this condition. Orthotopic liver transplantation may achieve very high survival rates (50-70%).

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Suchy FJ. Fulminant hepatic failure in children.Saudi J Gastroenterol 1996;2:39-43

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