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World J Hepatol. Nov 8, 2015; 7(25): 2571-2577
Published online Nov 8, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i25.2571
Table 4 Subtypes of acute-on-chronic liver failure as per World Gastroenterology Organization working party
Type A ACLF - non-cirrhotic chronic liver disease with an acute flare; often indistinguishable from acute or sub-acute liver failure
Reactivation of hepatitis B
Hepatitis A or E superimposed on chronic hepatitis B
Autoimmune hepatitis
Hepatitis E infection in patients at risk for NASH
Type B ACLF - well compensated cirrhosis with an acute insult
Type C ACLF - cirrhosis with previous hepatic decompensation