Although acute liver failure caused by drug-induced liver injury comprises a small fraction of overall drug-induced liver injury, these patients require high resource use and have relatively poor outcomes. Drug-induced liver injury caused by idiosyncrasy more often leads to death or transplantation than does acetaminophen acute liver failure, but the number of patients in each category receiving a graft is roughly the same. Efforts in the future to improve outcomes should focus on more effective treatments and better methods to identify those that might experience poor outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Clinics in Liver Disease|
|State||Published - Nov 2013|
- Hepatocyte injury
- Liver transplantation
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