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Treatment of acute hepatic encephalopathy with L-dopa.
  1. T. Chajek,
  2. E. M. Berry,
  3. G. Friedman,
  4. O. Abramsky


    A clinical report of a 30-year-old woman who developed acute hepatic failure in the fifth month of pregnancy is presented. L-dopa administration resulted in a marked improvement in both level of consciousness and electroencephalogram. The literature dealing with L-dopa therapy in hepatic encephalopathy is reviewed.

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