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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Recurrence occurred in a single case and complications in the form of chest pain, surgical emphysema, left mild pleural effusion, tense ascites and hepatic coma were noticed in one patient.
In the present study of 30 cases, 9 cases had TBM, viral encephalitis--5 enteric encephalopathy--1, measles encephalopathy--1, 3 pyogenic meningitis, 3 DKA, epilepsy 2, cerebral coma 2, ReyeNs syndrome 1, hypoglycemic seizures 1, and 1 case of atypical febrile convulsion, 1 hepatic coma.
This effect is demonstrated by the fact that dopamine receptors are altered in the brains of alcoholic cirrhotic patients who died in a hepatic coma (Mousseau et al.
This mushroom intoxication starts as gastroenteritis, progressing to liver failure and death as a result of hepatic coma.
Neomycin was approved for treating acute HE and also used in adjunctive therapy for treating hepatic coma.