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What's liver failure?

Liver failure is severe deterioration of liver function. Liver failure occurs when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair and the liver is no longer able to function. Liver failure can result from any type of liver disorder, including viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver damage from alcohol or drugs. Liver failure is a life-threatening condition that demands urgent medical care. Most often liver failure occurs gradually and over many years. However, a more rare condition known as acute liver failure occurs rapidly (in as little as 48 hours) and can be difficult to detect initially.

More information on liver failure

What's liver failure? - Liver failure is severe deterioration of liver function. Liver failure occurs when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair.
What's acute liver failure (ALF)? - Acute liver failure (ALF) occurs when many of the cells in the liver die or become very damaged in a short period of time.
What causes liver failure? - Liver failure can result from any type of liver disorder, including viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver damage from alcohol or drugs.
What're the symptoms of liver failure? - The initial symptoms of liver failure are due to any number or conditions. Other common symptoms include fatigue, weakness, nausea, and a loss of appetite.
What's the treatment for liver failure? - A liver transplant is an operation performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy one from another person.
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