Acute renal failure in cirrhosis and fulminant hepatic failure represents a spectrum with ‘functional renal failure’ at one end and acute tubular necrosis at the other. In fulminant hepatic failure the development of renal failure is not necessarily a measure of the severity of liver damage.
Functional renal failure is due to active renal vasoconstriction which may, at least in fulminant hepatic failure, be initiated by systemic endotoxaemia.
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