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What is Wernicke's encephalopathy?

What is Wernicke's encephalopathy?

  • Wernicke's encephalopathy: Brain condition with various effects.
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy: inflammatory degenerative disease of the brain caused by thiamine deficiency that is usually associated with alcoholism.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Wernicke's encephalopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Wernicke's encephalopathy, or a subtype of Wernicke's encephalopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wernicke's encephalopathy: Introduction

Types of Wernicke's encephalopathy:

Broader types of Wernicke's encephalopathy:

What causes Wernicke's encephalopathy?

Causes of Wernicke's encephalopathy: see causes of Wernicke's encephalopathy

What are the symptoms of Wernicke's encephalopathy?

Symptoms of Wernicke's encephalopathy: see symptoms of Wernicke's encephalopathy

Can anyone else get Wernicke's encephalopathy?

More information: see contagiousness of Wernicke's encephalopathy
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wernicke's encephalopathy

Wernicke's encephalopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wernicke's encephalopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wernicke's encephalopathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wernicke's encephalopathy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wernicke's encephalopathy.
Treatments for Wernicke's encephalopathy: see treatments for Wernicke's encephalopathy
Research for Wernicke's encephalopathy: see research for Wernicke's encephalopathy

Organs Affected by Wernicke's encephalopathy:

Organs and body systems related to Wernicke's encephalopathy include:

Name and Aliases of Wernicke's encephalopathy

Main name of condition: Wernicke's encephalopathy

Other names or spellings for Wernicke's encephalopathy:

Wernicke's encephalopathy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, Alcohol induced encephalopathy, Transketolase defect
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wernicke's encephalopathy: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Wernicke's encephalopathy:


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