A 37-year-old female asked:
husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis .and still drinking alcohol. whats the risk of acute failure again? how soon?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Seibert answered
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It's likely.: In the setting of known cirrhosis, and a history of acute liver failure in the past, it is only a matter of time before it occurs again. If your husband does not seek out help to get off of alcohol, further liver problems are almost inevitable. It is impossible to predict how soon. Good luck in getting him help.
Answered on Feb 12, 2016
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