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Are there different levels of hepatic encephalopathy? Is the condition reversible if liver transplant is ruled out?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are 5 stages of hepatic encephalopqthy.
It is treatable even if transplant not an option. Ask the transplant hepatolgist (the liver doc) to help with this problem.

In brief: Yes

There are 5 stages of hepatic encephalopqthy.
It is treatable even if transplant not an option. Ask the transplant hepatolgist (the liver doc) to help with this problem.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Check for alcohol abuse, medications, hepatitis, abnormal function of pancreas and common duct.
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, can be

Encephalopathy has 4 stages, diagnosed clinically.
There is one more non-clinical stage, which needs special testing. Encephalopathy can be reversible with transplantation. In some cases, it may take time. Rarely, encephlopathy can occur without liver diseses. In that situation, transplantation may not be always the option. Correcting the problem can reverse encephalopathy.

In brief: Yes, can be

Encephalopathy has 4 stages, diagnosed clinically.
There is one more non-clinical stage, which needs special testing. Encephalopathy can be reversible with transplantation. In some cases, it may take time. Rarely, encephlopathy can occur without liver diseses. In that situation, transplantation may not be always the option. Correcting the problem can reverse encephalopathy.
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Encephalopathy is graded from 1 to 4.
Reversible causes include infection, bleeding and meds. Encephalopathy related to liver failure requires medication, especially if transplant is not on option. Common treatments include lactulose and rifaximin.

In brief: Yes

Encephalopathy is graded from 1 to 4.
Reversible causes include infection, bleeding and meds. Encephalopathy related to liver failure requires medication, especially if transplant is not on option. Common treatments include lactulose and rifaximin.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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