Summary. An Orphanet summary for this disease is currently under development. However, other data related to the disease are accessible from the Additional. Pittella JE, de Castro LP. Wernicke’s encephalopathy manifested as Korsakoff’s syndrome in a patient with promyelocytic leukemia. South Med. Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neurological condition characterized by a clinical Diekfuss JA, De Larwelle J, McFadden SH.

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However, survivors of WE may develop korsakoff psychosis and require long-term institutionalization. The classical triad is global confusional state, ocular abnormalities and ataxia.

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Riboflavin deficiency B 3: Epub Nov 8. Encefalkpatia syndromecharacterised by memory impairment, confabulation, confusion and personality changes, has a strong and recognised link with WE.

Concurrent toxic effects of alcohol should also be considered. Early symptoms are nonspecific, [33] [34] and it has been stated that WE may present nonspecific findings. Robles Marcos 2D. Report of a case and literature review”. B vitamins B 1: Dementia due to thiamine deficiency Prevalence: The role of the nurse, dietitian, social worker, and pharmacist cannot be overemphasized. The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only.

Wernicke encephalopathy WE is an acute neurological condition characterized by a clinical triad of ophthalmoparesis with nystagmus, ataxia, and confusion. Wernicke’s encephalopathy during parenteral nutrition. Magnetic resonance imaging showed abnormal T2 hyperintensity of the superior colliculus, periaqueductal gray matter, mammillary bodies and dorsomedial nucleus of the thalamus, as well as abnormal T1 hyperintensity in both lenticular nucleus from manganese deposits due to total parenteral nutrition.


Thiamine administration is usually continued until clinical improvement ceases. Vitamin B 12 deficiency. Prevalence and predictors of postoperative thiamine deficiency after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. There are no conclusive statistical studies, all figures are based on partial studies, and because of the ethical problems in conducting controlled trials are unlikely to be obtained in the future.

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WE was first identified in by the German neurologist Carl Wernickealthough the link with thiamine was not identified until the s. The primary neurological-related injury caused by thiamine deficiency in WE is three-fold: Chronic alcoholism was the main cause in the past; currently, there are many other situations which favour this condition: In developed countries, most cases of WE are associated with chronic alcoholism, which due to their inadequate dietary intake, reduced gastrointestinal absorption, decreased hepatic storage and impaired utilization, seem to be more susceptible in developing this encephalopathy.


Encefalopatía de Wernicke asociada a nutrición parenteral total

Johnson JM, Fox V. A dietary consult should be done to assess the calorie needs and determine how to provide the food as well as thiamine.


Confabulations can be spontaneous or provoked with provoked confabulation commonly seen in chronic Korsakoff syndrome and spontaneous confabulation usually noted in the acute Encecalopatia state. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. Show details Treasure Island FL: Pediatric Neurology Part I. PMC ] [ PubMed: There are hospital protocols for prevention, supplementing with thiamine in the presence of: Pellagra Niacin deficiency B 6: Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Discussion Thiamine is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin that participates as a coenzyme in the oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate and alfa-ketoglutarate and also in the pentose phosphate pathway.

Endothelial proliferation, hyperplasia of capillaries, demyelination and neuronal loss can also occur. Sequeira Lopes da Silva 1R. Autopsy series were performed in hospitals on the material available which is unlikely to be representative of the entire population.

Introduction Wernicke’s encephalopathy WE is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome that results from thiamine vitamin B1 deficiency and that is characterized by a triad of mental-status changes, oculomotor dysfunction and ataxia.

Lesions are usually symmetrical in the periventricular region, diencephalonthe midbrainhypothalamus, and cerebellar vermis. Zhonghua er ke za zhi.

Non-recovery upon supplementation with thiamine is inconclusive.