Altered Consciousness Associated with Chronic Liver Disease

Ali Ghavidel, Amirhossein Ghavidel


A 58-year-old woman came to clinic suffering from a headache, which started suddenly, and also had right hemiparesis. The patient felt drowsy while being admitted. She had no history of head trauma, but had history of chronic liver dysfunction, with a low blood platelet count. She was also suffering from cirrhosis since 5 years earlier and also suffered from hepatitis B. At that time, her liver disorder was diagnosed as autoimmune hepatitis (AIH).

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