What is encephalopathy?

Encephalopathy

Encephalopathy /ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθi/ means disorder or disease of the brain. In modern usage, encephalopathy does not refer to a single disease, but rather to a syndrome of global brain dysfunction; this syndrome can be caused by many different illnesses.

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Some articles on encephalopathy:

Toxic Encephalopathy
... Chronic solvent encephalopathy is a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances like organic solvents ... characterized by an altered mental status,memory loss ,visual problems,etc etc.Toxic encephalopathy can be caused by various chemicals, some of which are commonly ... Toxic encephalopathy can permanently damage the brain and currently, treatment is mainly just for the symptoms ...
Hypertensive Encephalopathy
... Hypertensive encephalopathy is a neurological dysfunction induced by malignant hypertension ... The term "hypertensive encephalopathy" was introduced to describe this type of encephalopathy by Oppenheimer and Fishberg in 1928 ... Hypertensive encephalopathy occurs in eclampsia, acute nephritis and crises in essential hypertension ...
Encephalopathy - Prognosis
... However, in some cases, the encephalopathy may cause permanent structural changes and irreversible damage to the brain ...
Liver Failure - Acute
... specifically coagulopathy and mental status changes (encephalopathy) in a patient without known prior liver disease".1557 The exact definition of "rapid" is somewhat questionable, and different sub-divisions ... One scheme defines "acute hepatic failure" as the development of encephalopathy within 26 weeks of the onset of any hepatic symptoms ... This is sub-divided into "fulminant hepatic failure", which requires onset of encephalopathy within 8 weeks, and "subfulminant", which describes onset of encephalopathy after 8 ...
Therapeutic Hypothermia - Medical Uses - Neonatal Encephalopathy
... Hypothermia therapy for neonatal encephalopathy has been proven to improve outcomes for newborn infants affected by perinatal hypoxia-ischemia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or birth asphyxia ... in more detail in the linked page Hypothermia therapy for neonatal encephalopathy ...