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recurrent hepatic encephalopathy

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Will worsen situatio: Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious symptom of liver failure and needs to be treated very seriously. Patients with this condition have a disturbance ... Read More
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Altered mental statu: Disturbance of consciousness from confusion to coma as a result of liver failure usually due to high levels of serum ammonia.
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Hepatic encephalopat: Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition of confusion or altered alertness due to inhibition of brain function. It is believed that this is related to i ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Altered mental statu: Disturbance of consciousness from confusion to coma as a result of liver failure usually due to high levels of serum ammonia.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Altered mental state: Encephalopathy is a generalized description of an altered mental state that is caused by a medical condition. This is seen as confusion, agitation, le ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: The prognosis of hepatic encephalopathy really is dependent on how far advanced the liver disease is. If the liver function is still enough to be comp ... Read More
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Sure !: The encephalopathy can be treated by the treatment of liver failure and depeding on the cause and the state of the disorder can be reversed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Encephalopathy: Symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy may be mild at first then become severe. Mild symptoms may include mood changes, mild confusion, forgetfulness, and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
HEPATIC ENCEPHALPATH: Hepatic encephalopathy is another description of hepatic coma and it is very very serious condition and can be fatal.It is caused by liver failure due ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Underlying cause: The treatment of hepatic encephalopathy is three fold: 1) treat underlying cause of liver injury if possible ( so stop liver toxic drugs, steroids fo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Liver failure: Liver failure in metabolism of toxic chemicals in particular ammonia and the effect of these substances in the brain cause disturbance of brain functi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
Hepatic enceph: Treatment of the cause of hepatic encephlopathy and symptomatic managemenr of the encephalopathy will help. Please call your hepatologist for specific ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Liver disease: Hepatic encephalopathy is always caused by severe liver malfunction. There are a large number of causes, including liver damage from viruses ( hepatit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Alcohol dependence can lead to cirrhosis which then results in hepatic encephalopathy. Any alcohol can do that.

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