Encephalopathy is a general term for a condition that alters brain function or structure. Encephalopathy has a variety of causes, including bacterial or viral infections, brain tumors, metabolic dysfunction, exposure to toxins, poor nutrition, and lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.
The most prominent symptom of encephalopathy is an altered mental state. This can include a loss of memory or cognitive ability, personality changes, lethargy or a progressive loss of consciousness.
Treatment for encephalopathy depends on the cause and severity of symptoms. At the Traumatic Brain Injury Center, we provide complete evaluation and diagnosis of encephalopathy.
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The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries caused by sudden brain trauma. Our expert team of neurosurgeons and neurologists is available 24/7 to offer the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options for patients with traumatic brain injuries.