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Article: A non-alcoholic case of Wernicke's encephalopathy

TitleA non-alcoholic case of Wernicke's encephalopathy
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Issue Date2000
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2000, v. 22 n. 9, p. 457-461 How to Cite?
AbstractWernicke's encephalopathy is an acute neurological disease caused by thiamine deficiency. Alcoholism is the most important risk factor. Recently, non-alcoholic cases are increasingly being recognised. Inadequate dietary intake to meet the metabolic demand or body loss of thiamine is the general explanation. We report a Chinese man who habitually consumed excessive amount of soda water and whose Wernicke's encephalopathy developed after a concurrent pneumonia. Treatment with thiamine achieved dramatic clinical and radiological improvements. Physicians should be aware of this treatable condition among non-alcoholic patients who are eating a traditional Chinese diet.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45116
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.description.abstractWernicke's encephalopathy is an acute neurological disease caused by thiamine deficiency. Alcoholism is the most important risk factor. Recently, non-alcoholic cases are increasingly being recognised. Inadequate dietary intake to meet the metabolic demand or body loss of thiamine is the general explanation. We report a Chinese man who habitually consumed excessive amount of soda water and whose Wernicke's encephalopathy developed after a concurrent pneumonia. Treatment with thiamine achieved dramatic clinical and radiological improvements. Physicians should be aware of this treatable condition among non-alcoholic patients who are eating a traditional Chinese diet.en_HK
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dc.titleA non-alcoholic case of Wernicke's encephalopathyen_HK
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