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dialysis encephalopathy syndrome


Definition: a progressive, often fatal, diffuse encephalopathy occurring in a few patients on chronic hemodialysis; to be differentiated from the relatively acute, self-limited dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.

Synonym(s): dialysis dementia

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