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Wernicke encephalopathy

Introduction: Wernicke encephalopathy

Description of Wernicke encephalopathy

Wernicke encephalopathy: An acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. Eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus, external rectus palsies, and reduced conjugate gaze. THIAMINE DEFICIENCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM are associated conditions. Pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. Chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1139-42; Davis & Robertson, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp452-3).
Source: MeSH 2007

Wernicke encephalopathy: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Wernicke encephalopathy:

  • Beriberi, Cerebral
  • Encephalopathy, Wernicke

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Wernicke encephalopathy

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Wernicke encephalopathy

The following list attempts to classify Wernicke encephalopathy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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