Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study (PALF)

PALF is a multi-center study for infants, children and adolescents with acute liver failure.

The purpose of this national collaborative effort is aimed at identifying, characterizing and developing management strategies for children with acute liver failure

How do patients participate in the study?

Information from the patient's hospital record as well as blood and tissue samples (when available) are used to study acute liver failure. All information obtained is held in strict confidence and no participation in the study is possible without informed consent from the child's parents or legal guardian. No names are used at any time in this study, so the information is confidential.

Why should my child participate?

If information about your child's illness is sent to the group, doctors and scientists will have a more complete picture of the disease and its causes so that new treatments for this rare and very serious condition can be found.