Evaluation of Jaundice and Abnormal LFTs

First Things First (assess for & treat the following):

  • Does pt manifest signs of fulminant hepatic failure?
    • Encephalopathy
    • Coagulopathy
    • Acute renal failure
    • Cerebral edema
  • Does pt manifest signs of ascending cholangitis?
    • RUQ abdominal pain
    • Jaundice
    • Fever
    • Delirium
    • Shock

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Last updated: April 16, 2010