Metabolic encephalopathy

What is Metabolic encephalopathy?

Coma or its precursors resulting from a diffuse abnormality of cerebral neuronal or glial cell metabolism. Primary metabolic encephalopathy is due to any of the degenerative cerebral disorders that culminate in coma; secondary metabolic encephalopathy results when brain metabolism is disturbed by extracerebral disorders causing intoxication, electrolyte imbalances, or nutritional deficiencies, hepatic or renal disease or exogenous poisons.

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my uncle aged 60 heavy smoker suffering from mouth ulcers for d past 20 days. .BECELAC controlled d 1st one effectively which is on right...

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Possible Herpetiform ulcers.No investigations are needed as of now.

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I'm a 20 year old female and 3 months ago after smoking a hookah for 3 nights in a row I developed insomnia, memory loss, muscle twitches,...

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I have some concerns about headaches that I had for 4 days in a row, then I had 2 days of nothing followed by 4 days of increasing dizziness ( I...

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Get an MRI scan of the brain.Need to rule out Metabolic encephalopathy.

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