Incidence and Mortality of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure using Two Definitions in Patients with Compensated Cirrhosis.
Hepatology. 2019 Jun 27;:
Authors: Choudhary NS, Saraf N, Saigal S, Soin AS
Acute-on chronic liver failure (ACLF) is characterized by sudden worsening due to an acute event superimposed on chronic liver disease and is associated with organ failure and significant short-term mortality . ACLF not responding to medical treatment in early course is associated with poor spontaneous survival in absence of liver transplantation . There are important differences in definitions of ACLF given by Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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