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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration.
This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible ( hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like parkinson's disease, .

In brief: Yes

Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration.
This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible ( hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like parkinson's disease, .
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hepatic encephalopat

Hepatic encephalopathy is probably not truly a degenerative brain disease, but it certainly causes confusion.
It is caused by a build-up of ammonia from liver failure (eg cirrhosis). Some ailments such as alcoholism and wilson's disease that can cause liver failure are associated with degenerative brain diseases, the cerebral degeneration in those ailments is not directly from liver disease.

In brief: Hepatic encephalopat

Hepatic encephalopathy is probably not truly a degenerative brain disease, but it certainly causes confusion.
It is caused by a build-up of ammonia from liver failure (eg cirrhosis). Some ailments such as alcoholism and wilson's disease that can cause liver failure are associated with degenerative brain diseases, the cerebral degeneration in those ailments is not directly from liver disease.
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