A 49-year-old member asked:
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is it possible to be around a person with hepatic encephalopathy?

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Yes: It is not contagious.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hepatic Encephalopathy is caused by progressive chronic liver disease most commonly Cirrhosis of the liver. It is safe to be around some one who has this condition.,as it is not contagious
Answered on Dec 16, 2015

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