Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 18, 2014
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Structural CNS lesions
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
  • Cerebral infarct
  • Intracranial infections
  • Encephalitis (eg, herpes simplex virus)
  • Intracerebral abscess
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Toxic or metabolic etiologies
  • Drug intoxication
  • Ethanol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Hypercapnia
  • Hypoxia
  • Postictal encephalopathy
  • Functional psychoses
  • Metabolic encephalopathy

Differential Diagnoses