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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Definition problem: Myalgic means muscle pain. Encephalopathy means brain problem. This is a fancy term for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Post-anoxic?: Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. There are many causes of this including when a patient su ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
The three Ws: The classical triad of wernickes is mental status changes, gait ataxia (discoordination), and incontinence. That being said, the majority of patients ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe: Depends on the cause of the encephalopathy. If it was due to changes in metabolism (like cirrhosis, diabetes, etc.) then it may be quite reversible b ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Encephalopathy: Encephalopathy is a general term to refer to an injury to the brain, by trauma, infection, anoxia, bleeding among other causes. In short the brain has ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
See definition: Encephalopathy means pathology of brain. It is not a disease or specific, as it means abnormal brain. There are muliple variations depending on caus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not a disease: Encephalopathy is term to describe diffuse brain dysfunction of any etiology, and indeed is found quite frequently. The goal is to uncover cause, as ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
A lot!!: Briefly encephalopathy is a term used when the brain is affected universally by either metabolic, infective' hypoxic or toxic causes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Encephalopathy: Know of no natural treatment for this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Dr. Sam Gandy answered
38 years experience in Neurology
Any brain symptoms: Encephalopathy is a nonspecific term used for any brain disease. The term is usually preceded by adjectives that provide the specific information (e. ... Read More

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