Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure

Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Last Updated: December 16, 2022

Diagnosis

Summary of Recommendations of the AGA Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure (ALF)

In patients presenting with ALF, the AGA suggests against routinely testing all patients for Wilson’s disease. ( Very Low , Conditional (weak) )
Comments: In a setting of high clinical suspicion, testing for Wilson’s disease can be considered, keeping in mind the low positive predictive value. Although the management and outcome of ALF would not be altered, identification of Wilson’s disease would allow appropriate post-transplantation management and screening of the patient’s family members.
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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure

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