Acute Liver Failure

What is meant by Acute Liver Failure?

Acute liver failure is a rare condition which is diagnosed by an Acute Liver Failure specialist in South Mumbai. It is a loss of liver function that occurs rapidly in days or weeks time, usually seen in people who have no pre-existing liver disease. It happens when your liver abruptly loses its ability to function. Acute liver failure is less common as compared to chronic liver failure, which begins more slowly.

What are the types of liver transplant?

Acute liver failure happens when liver cells are weakened significantly and are no longer able to function. Acute liver failure can be caused by hepatitis. It can also be caused by taking medicines such as acetaminophen. Autoimmune disease can also cause acute liver failure. In some cases, the cause of the disease is unknown. Dr Chetan Kalal is an Acute Liver Failure specialist in South Mumbai, he can diagnose and provide the exact cause behind liver failure.

Potential causes include:
  • Diseases of the veins in the liver
  • Metabolic disease
  • Infection (sepsis) and shock can severely reduce blood flow to the liver, causing liver failure.

What are the symptoms of acute liver failure?

Signs and symptoms of acute liver failure may include:

Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)

Abdominal swelling (ascites)


Disorientation or confusion

Breath may have a musty or sweet odor

Pain in your upper right abdomen


A general sense of feeling unwell (malaise)



How is acute liver failure diagnosed?

Visit Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre for Acute Liver failure treatment in Girgaon, here we will evaluate to find out if you have a history of drug use, or exposure to toxins, and to check for signs of hepatitis. These signs include jaundice, fatigue, and abdominal pain. We will also test your mental alertness and blood tests. These tests will monitor your liver enzymes, bilirubin levels, and prothrombin time. Prothrombin time measures your blood’s ability to thicken (coagulate).

When to visit a doctor?

Acute liver failure can occur quickly in a healthy person, and it is life-threatening. If you come across a person who suddenly develops yellowing of the eyes or skin; tenderness in the upper stomach; or any unusual changes in mental state, or behavior, he/she should visit Dr. Chetan Kalal, is Acute Liver Failure doctor in Mumbai, Maharashtra