Hepatic exacerbations identified as possible trigger for epilepsy and status epilepticus

Takeaway

  • Findings from this retrospective analysis supported the hypothesis that hepatic exacerbations trigger epilepsy and status epilepticus.

Why this matters

    Liver cirrhosis and other hepatic exacerbations have been shown to be a risk factor for status epilepticus, but it remains unknown how cirrhotic liver disease can affect people with epilepsy. Identifying triggers for epilepsy and status epilepticus, such as cirrhotic liver disease, could help identify future sufferers.