Chinese Consensus on Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy

Chinese Expert Committee on Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • 1 Institute of Infectious Diseases, Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University; 8 East Jingshun Street, Chaoyang District, , Beijing, China

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