Which patient groups are at highest risk for 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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TWE has been reported in those aged 1 month to 85 years; however, most patients are older than 60 years. TWE is rarely seen in patients younger than 30 years.

No differences in gender prevalence have been reported. The dominance of females among studied populations probably results from their longer life span.


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