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I know this dude who has encephalopathy. What is that?

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Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Brain dysfunction

Encephalopathy is a general term that refers to any disturbance in brain function such as level of conciousness, attention, or orientation to time, place or person.
It is often used to describe a patient who is disoriented, confused, drowsy, or agitated. This may be due to process in the brain (e.g. Stroke, tumor, hemorrhage, infection, etc) or outside the brain (e.g. Liver or renal disease, etc).

In brief: Brain dysfunction

Encephalopathy is a general term that refers to any disturbance in brain function such as level of conciousness, attention, or orientation to time, place or person.
It is often used to describe a patient who is disoriented, confused, drowsy, or agitated. This may be due to process in the brain (e.g. Stroke, tumor, hemorrhage, infection, etc) or outside the brain (e.g. Liver or renal disease, etc).
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Brain malfunction

Encephalopathy is a non specific term for a syndrome where the brains higher functions like memory, concentration, attention, level of alertness are all impaired.
Symptoms can range from delirium and confusion to coma and seizures. Causes vary and include basically any illness that affects the brain or a major organ system that keeps the environment the brain operates in normal.

In brief: Brain malfunction

Encephalopathy is a non specific term for a syndrome where the brains higher functions like memory, concentration, attention, level of alertness are all impaired.
Symptoms can range from delirium and confusion to coma and seizures. Causes vary and include basically any illness that affects the brain or a major organ system that keeps the environment the brain operates in normal.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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