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Case Report: Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Making the Diagnosis between Infection and Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis

 

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Author: Sendra, Carmen
Ampuero Herrojo, Javier
Giráldez Gallego, Álvaro
Sousa, José Manuel
Romero Gómez, Manuel
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Medicina
Date: 2016-06
Document type: Article
Abstract: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) represents a reversible syndrome associated with high short-term mortality, characterized by acute decompensation in patients with chronic liver disease and extrahepatic organ failure. Diagnosis and prognosis assessment is based on a newly developed diagnostic score, the Chronic Liver Failure Consortium Organ Failure score. Susceptibility to infections and systemic inflammation are typical triggers. The authors report a case in which a patient with alcohol-related cirrhosis was admitted to the hospital with acute decompensation and developed ACLF during hospitalization. This case led to an evaluation of the underlying process causing ACLF: infection versus acute alcoholic hepatitis.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/64427

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1583203

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