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hepatic encephalophaty

L Iglesias Oliva, E Pérez-Llantada Amunárriz, G Saro Gutiérrez, R Tejido García, J L Hernández Hernández
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a medical emergency which entails a multisistemic affectation almost always. Twenty cases of ALF have been reviewed in a teaching hospital with active liver transplantation programme. A high percentage of patients with alcohol abuse was observed although these patients did not have previously known hepatic damage. Although microbiological, toxicological and anatomopatological studies were performed in all cases, an important difficulty for establishing the etiologic agent was observed...
October 2002: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
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