Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 1, 2022

Last Updated Month/Year

August 3, 2022

Document Type


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Child, Infant

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital

Intended Users

Dietician nutritionist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D017114 - Liver Failure, Acute, D065290 - Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure


children, acute liver failure, ALF, PALF, pediatric acute liver failure

Source Citation

Squires JE, Alonso EM, Ibrahim SH, Kasper V, Kehar M, Martinez M, Squires RH. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Position Paper on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Jan 1;74(1):138-158. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003268. PMID: 34347674.