Difference between clinical features of Acute and Chronic Hepatic Encephalopathy

In this article, we will discuss the Difference between clinical features of Acute and Chronic Hepatic Encephalopathy. So, let’s get started.

  • Acute hepatic encephalopathy
  • Acute onset
  • Acute fulminant hepatitis is the common cause
  • No precipitating factors
  • Ascites and portal hypertension absent
  • Liver span is reduced
  • Prognosis is bad
  • Chronic hepatic encephalopathy
  • Slow chronic onset
  • Chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis is the commonest cause
  • It is precipitated by certain factors
  • Ascites and portal hypertension present
  • Liver span is normal or increased
  • Prognosis is better
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