Minimal hepatic encephalopathy: natural history, impact on daily functioning, and role of treatment.


Cirrhosis of liver is often complicated by minimal hepatic encephalopathy (mHE), which is detected by neuropsychiatric and neurophysiological tests. mHE develops more commonly in cirrhotics with severe liver disease and in those with esophageal and gastric varices. On follow up, these patients more often develop overt encephalopathy as compared to… (More)