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Differential Diagnosis of Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient may present with clinical encephalopathy and an elevated plasma ammonia concentration. While often related to underlying liver disease, this pattern can be seen in a number of disorders. It may not be suspected and so go unrecognized unless a plasma ammonia is ordered for some other reason.

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