n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Investigation of metabolic encephalopathy
|Article Title||Investigation of metabolic encephalopathy|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital, 2 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, 3 University of Cape Town and 4 National Health Laboratory Service|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||11 - 16|
Encephalopathy may be a presenting sign in a wide range of medical conditions. This review focuses only on the diagnosis and initial management of those inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs) prevalent in South Africa that may present with encephalopathy in childhood. Metabolic encephalopathy is a medical emergency, and appropriate empirical intervention can often improve outcome, provided a timely working diagnosis is made based on clinical suspicion and targeted laboratory investigations.
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