What is the morbidity and mortality associated with triphasic wave encephalopathy (TWE)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2018
  • Author: Kalyani Korabathina, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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The morbidity and mortality associated with TWE depends on the underlying etiology. Patients with TWE from anoxic injuries or lithium toxicity have a particularly poor prognosis. Residual neurologic deficits among survivors are common.


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