Transcript of "Hepatic encephalopathy presentation latest aspect"
DR. Prof. Balvir Singh
(MBBS. M.D. Medicine ,MNAMS,FICP,FIACM)
Hepatic encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric
syndrome caused by hepatic insufficiency
It represents a reversible decrease in neurologic
function, based upon the disorder of metabolism
which are caused by severe decompensated liver
“Portal-systemic encephalopathy” - patients with
portal hypertension abnormal shunting of blood
It occurs most often in patients with cirrhosis but
also occur in acute hepatic failure.
Diagnosis is usually made clinically
No Pathognomonic liver function
Elevation of blood ammonia
CSF & CT Scan – Normal
Other Routine Investigations TC, DC, ESR, Hb, Na, k, Urea, Creatinine,
Drug or Alcohol intoxication
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