Epidemiology of Hepatic Encephalopathy

Mohamed I. Elsaid, Vinod K. Rustgi

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Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a complex condition with multiple causes each with varying degrees of severity. HE negatively impacts patients’ quality of life, and it is associated with significant burdens to patients and their caregivers. The prevalence of cirrhosis, the most common risk factor for HE, has steadily increased during recent years. In turn, an upsurge in the clinical and health care burdens related to HE is expected in the upcoming years. This article provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology of HE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology


  • Disease classification
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors


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