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What happens if you have hepatic encephalopathy and do not have transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy can be treated with medicine.
Lactulose or rifaximen are commonly used. As liver failure progresses however the medical treatments are less effective and encephalopathy can lead to a hepatic coma. In the absence on liver transplant, advanced liver failure can unfortunately lead to death.

In brief: Depends

The symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy can be treated with medicine.
Lactulose or rifaximen are commonly used. As liver failure progresses however the medical treatments are less effective and encephalopathy can lead to a hepatic coma. In the absence on liver transplant, advanced liver failure can unfortunately lead to death.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Depends

Hepatic encephalopathy can resolve with treatment, and since the liver has a large capacity to heal after damage, depending on how severely damaged the liver is, and what the cause of liver damage is, it is possible the underlying liver damage can be healed if the cause is treated early enough.

In brief: Depends

Hepatic encephalopathy can resolve with treatment, and since the liver has a large capacity to heal after damage, depending on how severely damaged the liver is, and what the cause of liver damage is, it is possible the underlying liver damage can be healed if the cause is treated early enough.
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