Etiology-specific Treatment for ACLF

Etiology-specific Treatment for ACLF

  • Etiology-specific management in ACLF can improve outcomes in selected cases.
  • HBV-Flare causing ACLF can be treated with tenofovir/entecavir; alcohol-associated ACLF and autoimmune ACLF with steroids; Wilson disease ACLF with D-penicillamine.
  • In all cases, intensive supportive care should be continued for organ failure and monitor closely to select patients for liver transplantation.

Dr. Anil C Anand

Dr. Anil C Anand is an Senior Consultant with Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. He completed MBBS from University of Lucknow in 1975,MD-(General Medicine) from University of Pune in 1980 and DM-(Gastroenterology) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1988. He has published over 270 scientific publications in National and International journals such as The Lancet, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, European Journal of Hepatology.


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