Long-term treatment of portosystemic encephalopathy with oral branched-chain amino acids--a case report.

Abstract

We treated a 68-year-old male patient of hepatic encephalopathy with oral branched chain amino acids-enriched formula (Aminoleban EN) in addition to lactulose. His encephalopathy was successfully controlled with this therapy for more than a year despite the high blood ammonia levels. Repeated amino acids analyses demonstrated that the deranged branched… (More)

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