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What level of ammonia is fatal?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: None

There is no set level of ammonia that in itself is fatal, its elevation is more associated with the severity of the liver disease in a rough and inexact sort of way.

In brief: None

There is no set level of ammonia that in itself is fatal, its elevation is more associated with the severity of the liver disease in a rough and inexact sort of way.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: No one best answer

Ammonia is produced by metabolism of protein & by absorption (is produced by intestinal bacteria).
Ability to process ammonia is poor in advanced liver failure, and ammonia level rises.Ammonia contributes to hepatic encephalopathy, which refers to the brain being affected, and can lead to coma.Levels vary greatly for a number of reasons, and do not necessarily correlate with symptoms.

In brief: No one best answer

Ammonia is produced by metabolism of protein & by absorption (is produced by intestinal bacteria).
Ability to process ammonia is poor in advanced liver failure, and ammonia level rises.Ammonia contributes to hepatic encephalopathy, which refers to the brain being affected, and can lead to coma.Levels vary greatly for a number of reasons, and do not necessarily correlate with symptoms.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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