Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
KeywordsHepatic encephalopathy, non-convulsive status epilepticus, electroencephalogram
Hepatic encephalopathy is a common complication in chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Here we describe two patients with hepatic encephalopathy who did not respond to standard empiric treatment and were found to have non-convulsive status epilepticus. Both patients improved with antiepileptic therapy. Non-convulsive status epilepticus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with suspected hepatic encephalopathy who do not respond to empiric treatment.
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