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Asterixis

Abstract

Adams and Foley described asterixis in the 1940s in patients with hepatic encephalopathy, but it has since been associated with a wide range of potential causes, both in neurology and general medicine. Here, we review the history, characteristics and clinical significance of this important clinical sign.

  • asterixis
  • encephalopathy
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • MYOCLONUS
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