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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The incidence of Wernicke's encephalopathy in Australia--a neuropathological study of 131 cases.
Myths and misconceptions of Wernicke's encephalopathy: what every emergency physician should know.
Cervera-Rodilla, "Wernicke's encephalopathy, wet beriberi, and polyneuropathy in a patient with folate and thiamine deficiency related to gastric phytobezoar," Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, vol.
The treatment of patients at risk of developing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the community.
A case of Wernicke's encephalopathy following fluorouracil-based chemotherapy.
Wernicke's Encephalopathy. In CG100 Alcohol-use disorders: physical complications: NICE guidance, 13.
Keywords: Wernicke's encephalopathy, Vomiting, Hyperemesis, Thiamine.
It was probably used with thiamine tablets to help prevent severe brain problems called Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's psychosis, which is like dementia.
The same is true for major maternal morbidity such as Wernicke's encephalopathy.
Other causes of similar DWI abnormalities include infectious meningoencephalitis, mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, Wilson's disease, and Wernicke's encephalopathy. These can usually be distinguished from CJD based on clinical and CSF findings.