Acute Liver Failure is a
life threatening emergency which require ICU management.
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a catastrophic
illness in which a person with normal liver goes into liver failure within a
short span of 2-4 weeks.
It is usually due to acute hepatitis
(Hepatitis B, E or A virus).
Contrary to popular belief, more than half
of the patients with ALF can be saved without transplant if managed in a
well-equipped unit. The primary goal in management of ALF is prevention of
Patients who are less likely to improve on
medical management require a Liver Transplant. These patients, if identified
early can be saved with a timely liver transplant.
Separate Acute Liver Failure
Dedicated medical &
paramedical staff, well trained in handling ALF patients
Isolation of ALF patients from
other liver disease patients (to prevent cross infection)
With state of the art medical
care, we are able to save more than half of all ALF patients without
Timely decision of liver
Rapid evaluation within 24-48
hours for those who require transplant
More than 90% success rate of
transplant in ALF