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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.42 no.4 São Paulo Dec. 1984

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1984000400002 

Encefalopatia hepática: estudo de 50 casos

 

Hepatic encephalopathy: a study of 50 cases

 

 

Luiz Antonio de Lima ResendeI; José Geraldo SpecialiII

IAluno de Pós-Graduação. Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo
IIProfessor Assistente-Doutor. Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo

 

 


RESUMO

Os autores apresentam estudo retrospectivo de 50 pacientes com encefalopatia hepática atendidos no Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto a partir de 1959 e discutem os aspectos clínicos, laboratoriais e anátomo-patológicos. Expõem os diagnósticos das hepatopatias, os fatores precipitantes dos episódios de coma e pré-coma hepático e enfatizam o papel da gasometria arterial no estabelecimento do diagnóstico.


SUMMARY

The authors present a retrospective study of 50 patients with hepatic encephalopathy treated at the University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto since 1959 and discuss clinical, laboratory and anatomo-pathologic aspects. The diagnoses of the different types of liver disease as well as the factors that triggered the episodes of hepatic coma and pre-coma are reported and the role of the measurement of arterial blood gases in establishing the diagnosis is emphasized.


 

 

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Trabalho realizado no Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo.
Agradecimento - Os autores agradecem ao Dr. Ulysses Meneghelli, Professor Adjunto da Disciplina de Gastroenterologia do Departamento de Clínica Médica da mesma Faculdade, pela grande colaboração prestada.
Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica - Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP - 14100 Ribeirão Preto, SP - Brasil.

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