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Wernicke's encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic man: case report and brief review.
Mt Sinai J Med. 2001 May; 68(3):216-8.MS

Abstract

Wernicke's encephalopathy, a serious neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency, is most commonly found in chronic alcoholics. We present a typical case of Wernicke's encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic man. Our patient presented with altered mental status, slurred speech, fever, vomiting and headache of one-week duration. An infectious etiology of the symptoms was ruled out by spinal fluid cultures. The patient improved dramatically within 24 hours of administration of thiamine.

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Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Services at Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11373696

Citation

Munir, A, et al. "Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Non-alcoholic Man: Case Report and Brief Review." The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York, vol. 68, no. 3, 2001, pp. 216-8.
Munir A, Hussain SA, Sondhi D, et al. Wernicke's encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic man: case report and brief review. Mt Sinai J Med. 2001;68(3):216-8.
Munir, A., Hussain, S. A., Sondhi, D., Ameh, J., & Rosner, F. (2001). Wernicke's encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic man: case report and brief review. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York, 68(3), 216-8.
Munir A, et al. Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Non-alcoholic Man: Case Report and Brief Review. Mt Sinai J Med. 2001;68(3):216-8. PubMed PMID: 11373696.
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