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encephalopathy

encephalopathy

introduction

  • a broad term which is variably used but essentially is used when there is acute or subacute global organic dysfunction of cerebral function which may or may not be reversible
  • this usually results in inability to concentrate, personality changes, lethargy, loss of cognitive function, delirium and decreased conscious state.
  • there may be associated myoclonus, asterixis, nystagmus, tremor, seizures, and restless picking at objects

aetiology

encephalopathy.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/13 12:50 by wh