hepatic coma


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hepatic coma

[he′pad·ik ′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Unconscious state associated with advanced liver disease.
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Apart from it atypical manifestations (such as Hepatic coma, Acute respiratory distress, Seizures, myocarditis) and complications occurring during pregnancy, such as premature labor, APH, PPH, IUD, Abortions have also been included.
Liver function test (LFT ) such as serum bilirubin level and SGPT levels and coagulation profile like prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time was raised in majority of cases so the maternal complication like disseminated intravascular coagulation (31.1%), postpartum haemorrhage (51.1%) and hepatic coma (17.8%) frequency was high.
Ultimately, patients no longer respond to external stimuli and may fall into a coma (i.e., hepatic coma), which can be fatal.
At age 29 years, the patient suffered from a severe therapy-resistant salmonella sepsis with ensuing severe damage of the liver and hepatic coma.
She was transferred back to the medical ward in hepatic coma and died.
During the third stage, which occurs 3-5 days after the ingestion, hepatocellular damage and renal failure may progress, resulting in jaundice and hepatic coma (1-5).
5 children presented with viral encephalitis (16.74%), 1 with enteric encephalopathy (3.30%), 1 with measles encephalopathy (3.30%), 3 children present with pyogenic meningitis (10%), DKA 3 cases (10%), status epilepticus 2 cases (6.6%), cerebral malaria 2 cases (6.6%) and ReyeNs syndrome (3.3%), hepatic coma 1 (3.3%), hypoglycemic seizures 1 (3.3%), atypical febrile convulsion1(3.3%)