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Research continues to assist in understanding brain function and understanding the mechanisms that can cause encephalopathies. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke helps coordinate ongoing clinical trials.
Some encephalopathies may be easily reversible, while others can progress and cause permanent structural changes in the brain and even death; the outlook depends on the underlying cause of encephalopathy and its potential for treatment.
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