Non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy: From MRI findings of a case to differential diagnosis checklist

Carla Cannizzaro, Roberto Lagalla, Giuseppe La Tona, Cesare Gagliardo, Maria Pia Pappalardo, Fabio Barone, Giuseppe Salvaggio

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Abstract

Wernicke's encephalopathy is a serious neurological disorder secondary to thiamine deficiency in alcoholics. However, rarely it affects non-alcoholics. Here we present a case of Wernicke's encephalopathy in a non-alcoholic 56-year-old female, treated by endoscopic surgery for a duodenal ulcer two years before. She came to our attention for a sudden onset of a neurological syndrome characterized by visual deficits, diplopia, confusion, spatial disorientation and loss of short-term memory. An MRI scan showed the typical MRI findings of Wernicke's encephalopathy, which are discussed together with the possible differential diagnosis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)334-341
Numero di pagine8
RivistaGAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA. ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
Volume177
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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