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Hepatic Encephalopathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Tree Number(s)
C06.552.308.500.356
C10.228.140.163.360
C18.452.132.360
Unique ID
D006501
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006501
Scope Note
A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)
Entry Version
HEPATIC ENCEPH
Entry Term(s)
Encephalopathy, Hepatic
Encephalopathy, Hepatocerebral
Encephalopathy, Portal-Systemic
Encephalopathy, Portosystemic
Fulminant Hepatic Failure with Cerebral Edema
Hepatic Coma
Hepatic Stupor
Hepatocerebral Encephalopathy
Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy
Portosystemic Encephalopathy
NLM Classification #
WI 712
Public MeSH Note
1984; see HEPATIC COMA 1975-83; HEPATIC COMA was heading 1963-83
History Note
1984; use HEPATIC COMA 1975-83
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Hepatic Encephalopathy Preferred
Hepatic Coma Narrower
Hepatic Stupor Narrower
Fulminant Hepatic Failure with Cerebral Edema Related
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