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Late-onset neurodegenerative manifestations in patients with cirrhosis: acquired hepatocerebral degeneration - a neglected diagnosis

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Madunil Anuk Niriella ,

University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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Abde Alibhoy,

Durdans Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Hithanadura Janaka de Silva

University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Faculty of Medicine

 

Durdans Hospital, Colombo

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Abstract

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration (AHCD) is an acquired, extrapyramidal, neurodegenerative condition, encountered in patients with cirrhosis. It is an uncommon and usually irreversible condition, resulting in widespread cerebral, basal ganglia and cerebellar damage. We describe here four cases of AHCD, with varying presentations, highlighting the need for increased awareness of this condition, to avoid diagnostics delays and unnecessary management.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v67i1.9557
How to Cite: Niriella, M.A., Alibhoy, A. and de Silva, H.J., 2022. Late-onset neurodegenerative manifestations in patients with cirrhosis: acquired hepatocerebral degeneration - a neglected diagnosis. Ceylon Medical Journal, 67(1), pp.22–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v67i1.9557
Published on 04 May 2022.
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