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Is there an aftermath of encephalopathy?

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

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the cause of the encephalopathy.
If it was due to changes in metabolism (like cirrhosis, diabetes, etc.) then it may be quite reversible but there are some causes which may produce permanent and perhaps progressive damages.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the cause of the encephalopathy.
If it was due to changes in metabolism (like cirrhosis, diabetes, etc.) then it may be quite reversible but there are some causes which may produce permanent and perhaps progressive damages.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on the cause

Most patients will recover from metabolic causes once they are reversed, , this is the most common scenario.
So if someone is confused from a bad reaction to a drug they will get better once the drug is stopped, or if from kidney failure they get better once the kidney's recover or with dialysis. If the brain itself is directly injured ( stroke, head injury etc..) the recovery can be variable.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Most patients will recover from metabolic causes once they are reversed, , this is the most common scenario.
So if someone is confused from a bad reaction to a drug they will get better once the drug is stopped, or if from kidney failure they get better once the kidney's recover or with dialysis. If the brain itself is directly injured ( stroke, head injury etc..) the recovery can be variable.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Possibly

In many cases there can be fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and excessive sleepiness.
Impaired calculating ability, handling stressful situations and labile emotions can all occur. Many of these symptoms tend to improve with time.

In brief: Possibly

In many cases there can be fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and excessive sleepiness.
Impaired calculating ability, handling stressful situations and labile emotions can all occur. Many of these symptoms tend to improve with time.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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