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Black patients with ALF more likely listed for liver transplant as status-1

PHILADELPHIA – Black patients were more likely to be waitlisted with acute liver failure, require status-1 listing and undergo liver transplantation than white patients, according to a presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.
“Acute liver failure is a potentially fatal condition characterized by severe hepatic injury resulting in liver dysfunction and encephalopathy,” Lauren D. Nephew, MD, MSCE, from Indiana University, said during her presentation. “Our aim was to explore differences in clinical characteristics and etiologies of ALF

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