The Royal College of Physicians report on alcohol: Guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy
in the accident and Emergency Department.
Usefulness of CT and MR imaging in the diagnosis of acute Wernicke's encephalopathy
as a complication of gastroparesis after emergency partial antrectomy.
Principally Wernicke's encephalopathy
is a nutrition deficiency disorder due to brain damage caused by lack of thiamine, most frequently seen in chronic alcoholic patients characterised by a triad of mental confusion, ataxia and ophthalmoplegia.
is progressive unless treated.
These pregnant women may uncommonly lead to Wernicke's encephalopathy
(WE), which manifests with diplopia, amnesia, confusion, apathy, and vestibular paresia.
complicating hyperemesis gravidarum: from the background to the present.
Only later, when the physician happens to speak to students about the initial description of Wernicke's encephalopathy
, due to prolonged vomiting and malnutrition, does he realize the scope of his error.
WKS typically consists of two components, a short-lived and severe condition called Wernicke's encephalopathy
(WE) and a long-lasting and debilitating condition known as Korsakoff's psychosis.
If vomiting has gone on for at least 3 weeks, intravenous fluids must be accompanied by 100 mg IV of thiamine daily to prevent Wernicke's encephalopathy
, marked by nystagmus, ataxia, visual disturbance, memory loss, and in some cases maternal death.
A number of recent cases (10-14) describing Wernicke's encephalopathy
from hyperemesis have reported complications including blindness, convulsions and coma in the mother.
Encephalopathy after persistent vomiting: Three cases of non-alcohol related Wernicke's encephalopathy