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Hepatic Encephalopathy


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"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)"

Related Topics

The following medical topics are often discussed with Hepatic Encephalopathy on the web pages we have analyzed and so may be medically related. Click on the symbol to show the web page linking the two topics.

Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

Aminosyn-HF
Enulose
Enulose
GENERLAC
HepatAmine
Hepatasol
Hepatasol
Lactulose
Lactulose
Neo-Fradin
Neomycin Sulfate

The following medications may be hazardous when used with this condition

AcetaZOLAMIDE
AcetaZOLAMIDE
AcetaZOLAMIDE
AcetaZOLAMIDE
Acetazolamide
Acetazolamide
Bumetanide
Bumetanide
Bumetanide
Diamox Sequels
EDECRIN
Methazolamide
Methazolamide
Methazolamide

This web-site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your doctor. It should not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment.