Hyperammonemia not caused by liver failure
Not all hyperammonemia is caused by acquired liver disease. Consider vascular liver bypass, medications, and metabolic diseases. The clinical manifestations of hyperammonemia are dependent on the cause, the age of the individual, and the rapidity with which ammonia accumulates. Early detection of hyperammonemia and treatment are essential because the duration of hyperammonemia is positively correlated with long-term neurologic complications.
Jan. 26, 2021