Pittella JE, de Castro LP. Wernicke’s encephalopathy manifested as Korsakoff’s syndrome in a patient with promyelocytic leukemia. South Med. El beriberi cerebral podría derivar en encefalopatía de Wernicke y psicosis de Korsakoff, especialmente en personas que abusan del alcohol. El diagnóstico de . Wernicke encephalopathy, also referred as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is due to thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, and is typically seen in alcoholics.

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Despite its name, WE is not related to Wernicke’s area, a region of the brain associated with speech and language interpretation. Malnutrition or nutrition disorders E40—E68— The International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Report of a case and literature review”.

European Journal of Neurology. Improvement is difficult to quantify because they applied several different actions. This criteria is challenged because all the cases he studied were alcoholics. Case Report and Review of the Literature”. In the clinical diagnosis should korssakoff remembered that early symptoms are nonspecific, [33] [34] and it has been stated that WE may present nonspecific findings.


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There may be korsakovf, dyspnea, chest pain, orthostatic hypotension, changes in heart rate and blood pressure. There is evidence to indicate that Wernicke encephalopathy is underdiagnosed. There appears to be very little value for CT scans.

However, using the Caine criteria, the diagnosis could be faster in susceptible patients without previous alcoholism.

Thiamine deficiency results from malnutrition or malabsorption, which can occur for a number of reasons 6, Wernicke encephalopathy korskaoff classically been thought of as a disease solely of alcoholics, but it is also found in the chronically undernourished, and in recent years had been discovered post bariatric surgery. There are hospital protocols for prevention, supplementing with thiamine in the presence of: Zhonghua er ke za zhi.

About Enxefalopatia Go ad-free. Following this an immediate intravenous or intramuscular dose of thiamine should be administered [32] two or three times daily. The primary neurological-related injury caused by thiamine deficiency in WE is three-fold: The Interface of Neurology and Internal Medicine. Brain lesions in alcoholics. External warming techniques are advised to prevent hypothermia.


Thiamine is first metabolised to its more active form, encefzlopatia diphosphate TDPbefore it is used. Papadakis; associate editor, Michael W.

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Views Read Edit View history. A neuropathological study of 51 cases”. The reversible cytotoxic df was considered the most characteristic lesion of WE. American Journal of Roentgenology.

Pediatric Neurology Part I. The classical triad is global confusional state, ocular abnormalities and ataxia.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Korsakoff’s syndromecharacterised by memory impairment, confabulation, confusion and personality changes, has a strong and recognised link with WE. Pellagra Niacin deficiency B 6: The observation of edema in MR, and also the finding of inflation and macrophages in necropsied tissues, [49] has led to successful administration of antiinflammatories. Other nutritional abnormalities should also be looked for, as they may be exacerbating the disease.