Liver failure that is caused by a virus can remain in a person for an unknown number of months or years, but an acute liver failure can only occur for 48 hours, as stated by WebMD. Liver failure occurs when a large part ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Doctors diagnose liver failure using symptoms, a physical examination of the patient, and the results of blood tests. They classify liver failure that occurs slowly over a course of months or years as chronic, and that w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Life expectancy and prognosis after liver failure depends on the specific causes that destroy the liver's functionality. Early intervention or a liver transplant can successfully treat chronic liver failure that develops... More »

Liver failure stems from simple inflammation of the liver, which progresses to fibrosis (scarring of the liver), then moves to actual degradation of the liver and cirrhosis, states the American Liver Foundation. If untre... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

How long a person lives after his liver shuts down depends upon the cause of the acute liver failure and whether he has access to emergency medical treatment. If initiated promptly, sometimes treatment is effective and t... More »

Infectious mononucleosis originates from the Epstein-Barr virus in the herpes virus category, which two researchers identified in 1964, although the disease had been recognized many years before, according to WebMD. Pati... More »

Epstein-Barr virus spreads through contact with an infected person's saliva, blood or semen, explains WebMD. Activities that can transmit the virus include kissing, sex, drinking from the same glass as an infected person... More » Health Conditions & Diseases