Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a condition occurring with 4-12 weeks of jaundice and/or an inciting event in cirrhosis resulting in hepatic decompensation.ACLF is distinct from acute liver failure and decompensated cirrhosis. Extra-hepatic organ failure is a late event in ACLF.Diagnostic tests for ACLF are Liver biopsy, endoscopy and hepatic venous-pressure gradient (HVPG).An AARC score above 10 predicts poor prognosis; in cases with no SIRS/sepsis, emergency transplant should be recom...
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