How is acute liver failure treated?
Intensive care unit expertise is critical for treating liver failure. When we can identify the cause of liver failure, specific treatments may be available.
However, most treatment is supportive and includes managing low blood sugars, bleeding, brain swelling and fluid overload. Liver transplantation may be necessary for children whose liver function continues to get worse.
Why choose us for treatment of acute liver failure?
The Children’s Colorado Pediatric Liver Center is one of the largest in the country. Our team uses a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat liver failure, so your child has the best outcome possible. Your child’s care team includes experienced liver specialists, intensive care specialists, surgeons, pathologists and radiologists.
Some children with acute liver failure require a rapid liver transplant. Our program provides the full spectrum of care, allowing us to quickly evaluate and provide options for a liver transplant when needed.
If your child needs liver transplantation, we’ll refer your family to the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. Our team provides thorough evaluations and helps you understand what transplant options are available.