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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes liver failure?

My daughter who is 15 is in the hospital for liver failure. Enzymes are over 1700 they have ruled out Tylenol. They are still running test to see what is causing the failure. They have no answers to what is going on. It is not drugs or alcohol those were the 1st things they ran on her. I am thinking maybe could be mono or something alone that line that kids would get. Reye Syndrome..
Wed, 10 May 2017
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Hello welcome to the health care magic

Your child having acute liver failure cause and admitted for that...

The causes can be as follow which should be ruled out with history, examination and investigation accordingly...
-Drug induced (hepatotoxic drugs)
-viral hepatitis (if jaundice, abdominal pain present at the time of admission)
-Metabolic disorder like Wilson disease, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency etc...
-cardiovascular problem like septicemia, heart failure etc...

So according to cause found treatment will be instituted until then Symptomatic management done

Hence suitable investigation done according to suspected cause like serum hbsag testing by ELISA, HBA ELISA, HCV ELISA, serum ceruloplasmin, EKG etc....

Take care

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