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Successful use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue haemorrhagic fever with acute liver failure

Authors:

RA Abeysekera ,

University Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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U Illangasekera,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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T Jayalath,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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AGW Sandeepana,

University Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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SAM Kularatne

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Mild hepatic dysfunction in dengue haemorrhagic fever is not unusual. However, acute liver failure (ALF) is rare. When present, its management according to most current guidelines is supportive and carries a poor prognosis. We present a patient with dengue haemorrhagic fever complicated acute liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy who was successfully treated with N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) leading to complete recovery.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i4.5085

Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57: 166-167

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i4.5085
How to Cite: Abeysekera, R., Illangasekera, U., Jayalath, T., Sandeepana, A. and Kularatne, S., 2013. Successful use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in dengue haemorrhagic fever with acute liver failure. Ceylon Medical Journal, 57(4), pp.166–167. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i4.5085
Published on 04 Jan 2013.
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