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Paracetamol induced liver failure varies widely across Europe, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 28 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2905
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

The rate of acute liver failure induced by paracetamol is much higher in some European countries than in others, with no clear reason for the variation, a study has found. Paracetamol overdose was found to account for one in six cases of acute liver failure that lead to registration for transplantation.

Researchers identified all cases of acute liver failure from liver transplant registries in France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United Kingdom over a three year …

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