Pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy

  title={Pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy},
  author={Leslie Zieve},
  journal={Metabolic Brain Disease},
A multitude of changes in metabolic processes occurs with hepatic failure. It is therefore particularly important to distinguish between correlations and causes when considering the pathogenesis of hepatic coma. The etiology appears to be multifactorial. First, to be considered a causative factor, an abnormality must be consistently present when hepatic encephalopathy is present. Second, creation of the abnormality in experimental animals should cause coma, and correction of the abnormality in… CONTINUE READING


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