Frequency of risk factors for Hepatic Encephalopathy in patients of Chronic Liver Disease
Keywords:Hepatic Encephalopathy. Liver Diseases. Liver Cirrhosis. Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic. Splenorenal Shunt, Surgical. Portacaval Shunt, Surgical. Liver. Acute Disease. Flumazenil.
To study the frequency of risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy in patients of chronic liver disease. This is a retrospective, non interventional hospital based observational case study between April 2002 to April 2003 carried out in North Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Two hundred consecutive patients of chronic liver disease presenting with hepatic encephalopathy were studied. The frequency of risk factors was 47%, due to infections, 30% due to GIT bleeding, 19% due to constipation, 4% due to miscellaneous factors. Early recognition of the precipitating factors improves the prognosis and final outcome.
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