Determination of Liver Function and Liver Regeneration in Fulminant Hepatic Failure
Coma and death in fulminant hepatic failure are due to loss of functioning liver tissue, and recovery, when it occurs, to restoration of liver tissue by formation of new cells. Thus the clinical course of the disease reflects the balance between degenerative and regenerative processes, and the clinical status of the patient is probably mainly determined by the amount of functioning liver tissue, which is the result of preceding cumulative destruction and regeneration.
KeywordsHepatitis Urea Pancreatitis Bilirubin Galactose
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