Diverse Neurological Symptoms in Chronic Liver Failure: Difficulties in Etiological Diagnosis


Freiwald T., Altan N., Gunduz A., Ertan S., Apaydin H. , Kiziltan G.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.30, ss.433-439, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.433-439

Özet

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration (AHCD) describes a neurological disorder in the context of chronic hepatic failure which is not related to acute encephalopathy and not explained by an alternative cause. Patients with AHCD may have cognitive deficits, cerebellar findings, hypo-or hyperkinetic movement disorders, and sometimes myelopathy with typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities, particularly T1 hyperintensity in the internal pallidum.