Oxidative stress: a systemic factor implicated in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy

Abstract

Although ammonia is considered the main factor involved in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy (HE), it correlates well with the severity of HE in acute liver failure, but not in chronic liver disease. Oxidative stress is another factor believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of this syndrome; it represents an imbalance between the production and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11011-012-9351-5

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