How does treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) support the hypothesis that ammonia has a role in the pathogenesis of HE?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Additional support for the ammonia hypothesis comes from the clinical observation that treatments that decrease blood ammonia levels can improve hepatic encephalopathy symptoms. [6, 18]

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