dialysis encephalopathy syndrome
di·al·y·sis en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy syn·drome
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
di·al·y·sis en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy syn·drome, dialysis dementia (dī-al'i-sis en-sef'ă-lop'ă-thē sin'drōm, dĕ-men'shē-ă)
A progressive, often fatal, diffuse encephalopathy occurring in patients on chronic hemodialysis.