3 Cases of Hepatic Encephalopathy

간성뇌증환자 3례에 대한 임상보고

  • Ahn, Jung-Jo (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Lim, Seung-Min (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Cho, Hyun-Kyung (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Jin (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Yu, Ho-Ryong (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Kim, Yun-Sik (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Seol, In-Chan (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University) ;
  • Choi, Young (Department of 2nd Internal Medicne, Dae Jeon University)
  • 안정조 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 임승민 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 조현경 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 김용진 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 유호룡 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 김윤식 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 설인찬 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실) ;
  • 최영 (대전대학교 한의과대학 심계내과학교실)
  • Published : 2001.12.30

Abstract

Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by disorders affecting the liver. The exact cause of the disorder is unknown. It occurs changes in mental state, consciousness, behavior, personality and changes in mood include forgetfulness, confusion, disorientation, delirium, dementia, decreased alertness, daytime sleepiness, decreased responsiveness, progressive stupor, coma. As 3 admission patients into oriental hospital of daejeon university include 2 cases of cerebral infarction, 1 case of liver cirrhosis, we found those are all hepatic encephalopathy. But until the diagnosis is made, we have many mistakes to find correct. Among the mistackes, specialy mixed thing is to compare hepatic encephalopathy and cerebral infarction. So, we report these cases with a brief review of related literatures.

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