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If I develop encephalopathy, how will it be treated?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Due to what?

Encephalopathy means damage to the brain and its functioning.
There are numerous causes for this. Some are direct and others affect the brain by metabolic changes due to disease occurring elsewhere. Examples include infection, kidney failure, liver failure, vitamin deficiencies, drugs taken for other reasons, etc. You must know why the encephalopathy is occurring to answer this meaningfully.

In brief: Due to what?

Encephalopathy means damage to the brain and its functioning.
There are numerous causes for this. Some are direct and others affect the brain by metabolic changes due to disease occurring elsewhere. Examples include infection, kidney failure, liver failure, vitamin deficiencies, drugs taken for other reasons, etc. You must know why the encephalopathy is occurring to answer this meaningfully.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treat cause

Encephalopathy is a non specific term that refers to brain impairment or delirium.
It is caused by a number of things ranging from drug intoxication, to failure of other organs like kidney failure, to brain disorders like tumors, or infections. Treatment varies depending on the cause and is directed at correcting the underlying problem.

In brief: Treat cause

Encephalopathy is a non specific term that refers to brain impairment or delirium.
It is caused by a number of things ranging from drug intoxication, to failure of other organs like kidney failure, to brain disorders like tumors, or infections. Treatment varies depending on the cause and is directed at correcting the underlying problem.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

If you fell of the truck bed & your brain was injured, they would try to put you back together & keep you comfortable.
Damaged nerves would die & your life would be impaired. If you worked in a lead smelter & had lead accumulate in your brain, causing encephalopathy, they might be able to remove the lead with meds & get you better

In brief: Depends

If you fell of the truck bed & your brain was injured, they would try to put you back together & keep you comfortable.
Damaged nerves would die & your life would be impaired. If you worked in a lead smelter & had lead accumulate in your brain, causing encephalopathy, they might be able to remove the lead with meds & get you better
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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