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How can your doctor diagnose fulminant hepatitis?

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Your doctor may recommend:

Blood and urine tests. Results can show how well your liver works. Your doctor will also do a test to see how long it takes for your blood to clot. When you have fulminant hepatitis, blood doesn’t clot as fast as it should.

Scans of your liver. Imaging tests allow your doctor to check the liver for damage, vein problems, tumors, or other issues. You may get an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan.

From: What Is Fulminant Hepatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

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