Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Letter to the Editor

NMJ. 2015; 4(1): 57-58


Wernicke’s encephalopathy in a case of tuberculous meningitis

Dr. Amit Agrawal 1.

Abstract
Wernicke’s encephalopathy is an acute neuropsychiatric condition due to an initially reversible biochemical
brain lesion caused by overwhelming metabolic demands on brain cells that have depleted intracellular
thiamine (vitamin B1). If untreated thiamine deficiency is associated with high rate of mortality and
morbidity. Wernicke’s encephalopathy should be high on the differential of any patient at risk for malnutrition
or with ophthalmoplegia. This is particularly important in patients where the syndrome may be masked by
any other associated neurological disorders and can cause delay in the treatment

Key words: Keywords: ï‚· Wernicke’s Encephalopathy ï‚· Alcohol ï‚· Hydrocephalus



Share this Article


Advertisement
Applied Medical Research

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.