A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF CLINICAL PROFILE, HOSPITAL STAY AND OUTCOME IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ON CHRONIC LIVER FAILURE

Dr Rachit Magazine

Abstract


The prospective study was conducted on 100 consecutive patients of acute on chronic liver failure for a period of 1 year. ACLF has a predominant
male preponderance with a male: female ratio of 93:7. mean age of 40.88 with 45.39 Out of the 3subgroups, most of the patients belonged to sub
group A i.e undiagnosed cirrhosis was already present in most of the patients with ACLF. All the patients had history of jaundice on presentation
(100%) followed by abdominal distension and ascites (89%) and hepatic encephalopathy (45%).Ultrasonography was carried out in 100 patients in
which all patients had ultra sonographic evidence of chronic liver disease followed by ascites (92%) and varices (53%). The hepatitis viruses were
also one of the common acute insult in our study. Hospital stay and in hospital mortality of 14 days and 4 patients were found respectively. These
findings were essential for the critical management of the disease.


Keywords


Cirrhosis, Varices, Ultrasonography

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