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Disease Hepatic Encephalopathy

Name Hepatic Encephalopathy
Synonyms Coma, Hepatic | Comas, Hepatic | Encephalopathies, Hepatic | Encephalopathies, Hepatocerebral | Encephalopathies, Portal-Systemic | Encephalopathies, Portosystemic | Encephalopathy, Hepatic | Encephalopathy, Hepatocerebral | Encephalopathy, Portal Systemic | Encephalopathy, Portal-Systemic | Encephalopathy, Portosystemic | Fulminant Hepatic Failure with Cerebral Edema | Hepatic Coma | Hepatic Comas | Hepatic Encephalopathies | Hepatic Stupor | Hepatic Stupors | Hepatocerebral Encephalopathies | Hepatocerebral Encephalopathy | Portal-Systemic Encephalopathies | Portal Systemic Encephalopathy | Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy | Portosystemic Encephalopathies | Portosystemic Encephalopathy | Stupor, Hepatic | Stupors, Hepatic
Definition 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)
Categories Digestive system disease | Metabolic disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D006501
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1. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Liver Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatic Insufficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Liver Failure Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatic Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases, Metabolic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatic Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases, Metabolic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatic Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Hepatic Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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