Hepatic encephalopathy is a potentially reversible metabolic disturbance of the brain in liver disease. The most common cause is cirrhosis of the liver, but other hepatotoxic agents may lead to hepatic encephalopathy. Manifestations range from minimal cognitive deficits to stupor and coma. Most of the cases can be managed medically, but liver transplant is required in some cases.
Jul. 03, 2021