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Liver failure is a life-threatening condition that demands urgent medical care. Most often, liver failure occurs gradually and over many years. However, a more rare condition known as acute liver failure occurs rapidly (in as little as 48 hours) and can be difficult to detect initially.

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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