Acquired Metabolic Encephalopathy

Brain dysfunction or damage caused by acquired (i.e., non-inborn) metabolic disorders. Associated conditions include Endocrine Diseases; Water-Electrolyte Imbalance; Kidney Diseases; Liver Diseases; Anoxia (Hypoxia, Brain); Nutritional Disorders (see Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases); an encephalopathy associated with Hemodialysis; and other disorders. (From Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, pp208-260)