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Neurologic Manifestations of Acute Hepatic Failure

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in Neurologic Complications of Critical Illness

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195371093
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371093.003.0011

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurologic Manifestations of Acute Hepatic Failure

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This chapter illustrates the clinical characteristics of acute hepatic encephalopathy but concentrates on the management of fulminant hepatic failure and treatment of cerebral edema. Survival of fulminant hepatic failure is now feasible as a result of urgent liver transplantation.

Chapter.  9451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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