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Hepatic encephalopathy

Introduction: Hepatic encephalopathy

Description of Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy: A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5).
Source: MeSH 2007

Hepatic encephalopathy: Related Topics

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Hepatic encephalopathy as a Symptom

Hepatic encephalopathy (symptom): Caused by marked liver disease that results in...more »

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Terms Similar to Hepatic encephalopathy:

  • Encephalopathy, Hepatic
  • Portosystemic Encephalopathy

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Hepatic encephalopathy

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for Hepatic encephalopathy

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Hepatic encephalopathy

The following list attempts to classify Hepatic encephalopathy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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