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Diagnosed with cirrhosis of liver, slurred speech, thick tongued, expressive aphasia. Is it an advanced stage?

Hi. My Brother has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver . I just learned about this and in speaking to him on the phone, he has very slurred, thick-tongued speech and some expressive aphasia . This is apparently a fairly new onset of symptoms. Is this to be expected and might it suggest an advanced stage? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
if this is hepatal encephalopathy then this may indicate serious liver cirrhosis but his neurologic symptoms should be evaluated by CT head scan to rule out some neurologic incidents and brain diseases. All in all this is not good sign whatever the primary cause is.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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