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Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Overall 1 year survival:

  • children 80% (approx)
  • adults 60% (approx)

Note that the cause of the liver failure was the most important variable in predicting survival:

  • liver failure in patients with paracetamol poisoning and fulminant hepatitis A is the best with figures over 50%
  • poorest prognosis was in patients with non-A,non-B hepatitis and those with idiosyncratic drug reactions (20-30%)

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