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Has anyone survived hepatic encephalopathy?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi
The initial answer is yes but it depends on the etiology. The recent article in the NEJM on hepatic encephalopathy in infants communicates the sequence of long term exposure to elevated bilirubin levels. The regional CNS injury affects a subgroup of neurons in the brain leading to a distinct neuropathologic features. Recovery is possible with several treatment options.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 compatible with life, treatment of underlying infections, drugs to lower the ammonia level etc usually will improve the encephalopathy.

In brief: 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 compatible with life, treatment of underlying infections, drugs to lower the ammonia level etc usually will improve the encephalopathy.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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