Encephalopathy is a term for any diffuse disease of the brain that alters brain function or structure. Encephalopathy may be caused by an infectious agent (bacteria or virus), metabolic dysfunction, brain tumor resulting in an increased pressure on the skull, prolonged exposure to toxic elements, chronic progressive trauma, poor nutrition, or lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.

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