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What causes acute liver failure?

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The causes of acute liver failure, when the liver fails rapidly, however, are often different. These include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose
  • Viruses including hepatitis A, B, and C (especially in children)
  • Reactions to certain prescription and herbal medications
  • Ingestion of poisonous wild mushrooms

From: What Is Liver Failure? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Liver Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

SOURCE: American Liver Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

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