Current Journal

Jan - March 2016 Volume 25th Issue 01

Original Article

Non-Acetaminophen Induced Acute Liver Failure of Viral etiology: Treatment with and without NAcetylcysteine; comparing the length of hospital stay and survival status in children at the tertiary care hospital

By: Arit Parkas, Mohammad Asghar, Nighat Haider

Acetaminophen poisoning is a common cause of acute liver failure (ALF) and is treated with N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), which acts as an antidote, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. NAC role in non-acetaminophen induced acute liver failure among children remains controversial and a few centers have adopted this option. Viral hepatitis (A and E) remains the leading cause of ALF in Pakistan. We aim […]

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