Tip 242: acute liver failure 3

About 60% of deaths in acute liver failure have been attributed to sepsis.

The most common organism is Staphylococcus aureus.

Other organisms are: Streptococci, coliforms and Candida species.

Reference: Dhawan, A., & Mieli-Vergani, G. (2005). Acute liver failure in neonates. Early Human Development; 81: 1005—1010.

Previously published: 11/05/15

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