Akutes Leberversagen

  • K. H. W. Böker
  • M. P. Manns


Als akutes Leberversagen bezeichnet man den Ausfall der Leberfunktion bei Patienten die vorher keine chronische Leberkrankheit hatten. Diese Definition trennt das akute Leberversagen von Endstadien chronischer Leberkrankheiten, bei denen es ebenfalls zum Leberausfall kommen kann. Stellt sich ein solcher terminaler Leberausfall bei chronischer Leberkrankheit als rasch progredientes Ereignis dar, spricht man gelegentlich von einem „akut auf chronischen“ Leberversagen. Strenggenommen handelt es sich dabei aber nicht um ein akutes Leberversagen im eigentlichen Sinne.


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