Hepatic encephalomyelopathy: a complication following liver cirrhosis caused by Budd-Chiari syndrome and HBV

  • Jun Cheng The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
  • Shou-Wei Jiang The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
  • Zhong-Song Zhou The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
  • Qiu-Lin Sun The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Keywords: Budd-Chiari syndrome, HBV, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatic encephalomyelopathy

Abstract

Progressive encephalomyelopathy is a rare neurological complication of chronic liver disease, even manifesting progressive spastic paraparesis. Few reports detailing the clinical and diagnostic aspects of this uncommon cause of neurological deterioration in patients with hepatic insufficiency have been published. Early recognition of this disorder will become more important in the future as patients with liver disease survive longer due to medical advances, including liver transplantation. The case of a patient with hepatic encephalomyelopathy associated with Budd-Chiari syndrome and HBV-related cirrhosis is presented.

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Author Biographies

Jun Cheng, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Department of Infectious Diseases

Shou-Wei Jiang, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Department of Infectious Diseases

Zhong-Song Zhou, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Department of Infectious Diseases

Qiu-Lin Sun, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Department of Infectious Diseases

Published
2014-04-15
How to Cite
1.
Cheng J, JiangS-W, ZhouZ-S, SunQ-L (2014) Hepatic encephalomyelopathy: a complication following liver cirrhosis caused by Budd-Chiari syndrome and HBV. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:551-553. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3052
Section
Case Reports