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Liver Failure Treatment Options

Some liver diseases can be treated with medicines. Sometimes, these medicines treat the symptoms of the disease, but do not cure it. If your child's liver is not failing, that may be all the treatment they need.

If your child's liver condition continues to worsen over time, doctors may give medicines to help their liver work as well as it can for as long as it can. Sometimes children take these medicines to delay the need for a liver transplant or to wait until a liver is available for transplant.

If your child's condition advances to liver failure, treatment may be a liver transplant. For more on liver transplants at Seattle Children's, please see What to Expect If Your Child Needs a Liver Transplant.

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