Wernicke's encephalopathy


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Related to Wernicke's encephalopathy: Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, Korsakoff's syndrome

Wernicke's encephalopathy

[′ver·nə‚kēz in‚sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
A disease due to thiamine deficiency, characterized by vomiting, ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, nystagmus, ataxia, weakness, dementia, and hemorrhaging of neurons around the third ventricle, cerebral aqueduct, and mammillary bodies.
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Management of Wernicke's encephalopathy involves the replacement of thiamine.
In a systematic review of Wernicke's encephalopathy after bariatric surgery,[6] it was shown that any gastrointestinal procedure resulting in weight loss can predispose a patient to thiamine deficiency.
The patient was diagnosed with Wernicke's encephalopathy and was given thiamine infusion.
Related activities of thiamine-dependent enzymes in brains of alcoholics in the absence of Wernicke's encephalopathy.
Wernicke's encephalopathy and central pontine myelinolysis associated with hyperemesis gravidarum.
I n the clinical presentation of Wernicke's encephalopathy, the typical classic triad of ataxia, confusion and nystagmus is present in less than half of all patients.
Figure 3: Treatment Pattern of Wernicke's Encephalopathy 12