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Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Amino Acid Pattern in Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • C. Cangiano
  • A. Cascino
  • S. Del Signore
  • F. Fiaccadori
  • F. Ghinelli
  • M. Muscaritoli
  • G. Pelosi
  • D. Sacchini
  • F. Rossi Fanelli

Abstract

The altered plasma amino acid pattern (i.e. increased levels of aromatic amino acids and decreased levels of branched-chain amino acids) which is likely to be involved in the profound derangement of the neurotransmission observed in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a characteristic feature of cirrhotic patients. However previous studies from this1 as well as from other laboratories2–4 have failed to demonstrate any correlation between HE and plasma amino acid imbalance.

Keywords

Hepatic Encephalopathy Neutral Amino Acid Plasma Amino Acid Amino Acid Pattern Chronic Liver Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Cangiano
    • 1
  • A. Cascino
    • 1
  • S. Del Signore
    • 1
  • F. Fiaccadori
    • 2
  • F. Ghinelli
    • 2
  • M. Muscaritoli
    • 1
  • G. Pelosi
    • 2
  • D. Sacchini
    • 2
  • F. Rossi Fanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.3rd Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of RomeItaly
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseasesOspedali RiunitiParmaItaly

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