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Liver Injury Unit (LIU) Scoring System for Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF)

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient with acute liver failure using the admission Liver Injury Unit (LIU) scores of Lu et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

P15.0, S36.1

Description:

Lu et al reported the Liver Injury Unit (LIU) scoring system to predict survival in pediatric acute liver failure (PALF). Two scores use admission rather than peak labotratory values. The authors are from the Children’s Hospital (Denver), University of Colorado and the Pediatric Acute Liver Fialure Study Group.

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