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How long can hepatic encephalopathy patient live ?

hi my mum has hepatic encapolothophy (excuse spelling) she is only ever home for nearly 2 weeks before back in hospital again as she goes into a deep sleep, she also has kidney problems and is diabetic, she was supposed to go to be accessed for liver transplant today but wasnt well enough, please could you be frank and tell me how long she has to live ? what will happen? please help. kind regards lisa age25
Asked On : Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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Hi,lisa things seems to be not good.Hepatic encephalopathy means that liver in not functioning and waste products inside the body has not been cleared and that has affect brain.Along with multiple complications like diabetes and kidney problem,there is definitely a bad news.I am sorry but exact time frame can not be given.But over all prognosis seems to be unfavorable.Please discuss this with your doctor who will solve all of your queries.bye.
Answered: Tue, 3 May 2011
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