Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1994 / Article

Hepatology | Open Access

Volume 8 |Article ID 841040 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/841040

B Yacyshyn, CM Cheung, D Gordon Malkin, SC Pappas, "A Potential Prognostic Indicator of Fulminant Hepatic Failure: A Valuable Adjunct in Preliver Transplant Assessment", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 8, Article ID 841040, 5 pages, 1994. https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/841040

A Potential Prognostic Indicator of Fulminant Hepatic Failure: A Valuable Adjunct in Preliver Transplant Assessment

Received14 Dec 1993
Accepted27 Apr 1994

Abstract

The use of thyroid function tests as a method of monitoring patients with fulminant hepatic failure has been previously proposed. The use of these indices in two cases with fulminant hepatic failure are described. Both patients had simultaneous ingestion of hepatotoxic mushroom (amanita virosa). Their parallel clinical courses and recovery without liver transplantation is described, outlining the potential long term cost-savings achievable by such tests in the selection of patients for liver transplantation and the need for further study of these indices for this application.

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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