hypoxic encephalopathy


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hypoxic encephalopathy

[hī′päk·sik en‚sef·ə′läp·ə‚thē]
(medicine)
Brain damage syndrome caused by hypoxia.
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Unfortunately, the patient survived less than 24 hours, apparently dying of hypoxic encephalopathy due to the prolonged cardiac arrest state.
TABLE 3 Causes of altered mental status in patients without cerebrospinal fluid leucocytosis (n=26) Aetiology Number of patients Medication effect 11 Documented infection outside CNS 4 Seizure 4 Septic encephalopathy 3 hypoxic encephalopathy 1 hepatic encephalopathy 1 Uremic encephalopathy 1 hypercapnia 1
With brain swelling due to acute hypoxic encephalopathy, the cerebral cortex becomes displaced into areas normally occupied by CSF and veins become congested.
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