TWO CASES OF NON-ALCOHOLIC WERNICKE ENCEPHALOPATHY SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY THIAMINE REPLACEMENT: DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS

Giuseppe Cosentino, Simone Vigneri, Filippo Brighina, Giuseppe Giglia, Angela Rita Puma, Francesca Giglia, Maristella Panetta, Simona Talamanca

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Abstract

Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neurologi- cal disorder, due to a lack of thiamin (vitamin B1) which is observed mainly in alcoholic patients. Unfortunately, the syn- drome is underestimated in clinical practice and most often recognized only on autopsy, especially among non-alcoholics. The common clinical picture include mental status changes, ocular dysfunction, and gait ataxia. Treatment consists of timely thiamine replacement through intravenous infusion.We describe the case of two patients who developed a non-alcoholic WE post-surgical, regressed completely after intravenous infusion of thiamine. These cases suggest intere- sting diagnostic and therapeutic implications.
Lingua originaleUndefined/Unknown
pagine (da-a)29-32
Numero di pagine4
RivistaActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume26
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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