Jun 23, 2011

Continuous hypertonic saline for acute liver failure

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Ratender K SinghAfzal Azim

Abstract

Acute liver failure (ALF) is a clinical condition with high mortality. The most common cause of death in ALF is cerebral edema. We present a 12-year-old boy with hepatitis A-related acute liver failure in grade IV hepatic encephalopathy successfully managed in the ICU using continuous hypertonic saline as the preferred osmotherapy.

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Hepatitis A
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated
Compound A 12
Liver Failure, Acute
Saline Solution, Hypertonic
Cerebral Edema
Vasogenic Cerebral Edema
Brain Edema

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