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Flashcards in Hepatic Encephalopathy Deck (3):
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Common precipitants of hepatic encephalopathy?

AKI
GI bleed
Electrolyte imbalance
Infection
Constipation
Sedative drugs
Diuretics

2

Clinical presentation of hepatic encephalopathy?

Memory, concentration or intellectual impairment

Mood lability: euphoria, depression, anger

Drowsiness, somnolence progressing to coma

Personality changes

Amnesia

3

Pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy?

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