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Liver Encephalopathy

Liver encephalopathy is the deterioration of brain function and damage to the nervous system due to toxic substances building up in the blood, which are normally removed by the liver. Liver encephalopathy is also called portal-systemic encephalopathy, hepatic encephalopathy, or hepatic coma.

Symptoms may include:
  • impaired consciousness
  • changes in logical thinking, personality, and behavior
  • mood changes
  • impaired judgment
  • drowsiness
  • confusion
  • sluggish speech and movement
  • disorientation
  • loss of consciousness
  • coma
  • seizures
  • muscle stiffness or tremors
  • uncontrollable movement