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Risk Factors for Mortality in Patient with Paracetamol-Induced Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Purpose:

To identify a patient admitted with fulminant hepatitis due to paracetamol who is at risk for death based on the study of Pereira et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

T39.1, K72.0

Description:

Pereira et al identified risk factors for death in patients admitted with paracetamol-induced fulminant hepatic failure. These can help identify a patient who may require a liver transplant soon after admission. The authors are from King's College Hospital in London.

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