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Has anyone been around a person with hepatic encephalopathy? How bad are they?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
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In brief: Mild to severe

Encephalopathy is a generalized description of an altered mental state that is caused by a medical condition.
This is seen as confusion, agitation, lethargy, and/or severe somnolence. It is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis (hepatic encephalopathy). The severity can range from very mild, almost unnoticeable, to complete unconsciousness.

In brief: Mild to severe

Encephalopathy is a generalized description of an altered mental state that is caused by a medical condition.
This is seen as confusion, agitation, lethargy, and/or severe somnolence. It is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis (hepatic encephalopathy). The severity can range from very mild, almost unnoticeable, to complete unconsciousness.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Variable

This depends on the severity of the underlying liver disease.
Symptoms can range from mild confusion and mental dullness to coma.

In brief: Variable

This depends on the severity of the underlying liver disease.
Symptoms can range from mild confusion and mental dullness to coma.
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