DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for toxic encephalopathy

Toxic encephalopathy [DOID:3602]

Toxic encephalopathy, also known as toxic-metabolic encephalopathy, is a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances. It can be an acute or a chronic disorder. Exposure to toxic substances can lead to a variety of symptoms, characterized by an altered mental status. Toxic encephalopathy can be caused by various chemicals, some of which are commonly used in everyday life. Toxic encephalopathy can permanently damage the brain and currently, treatment is mainly just for the symptoms.

Synonyms:  toxic encephalopathy,  DOID:3602,  Neurotoxicity (disorder),  neurotoxicity,  neurotoxicity syndrome ...