Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Due to Hyperemesis Graviderum : A Rare Presentation

Authors

  • Tahera Begum Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • Shafiul Hasan Department of Psychiatry, University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC), Chittagong
  • M Nazimuddin Department of Neurology, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical Collge, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v16i1.34988

Keywords:

Encephalopathy, Ataxia, Vomiting, MRI

Abstract

Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a common and preventable acute neurological symptom due to deficiency of thiamine. Alcoholism also causes Thiamine deficiency. It can occur in non-alcoholic conditions such as prolonged starvation, hyperemesis graviderum, bariatric surgery, HIV, AIDS. The characteristics clinical triad of disease is ophthalmoplagia,ataxia & global confusion. Here a patient was studied who was diagnosed on M.R.I as Wernicke’s encephalopathy.

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.16 (1); Jan 2017; Page 54-56

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Published

2017-12-26

How to Cite

Begum, T., Hasan, S., & Nazimuddin, M. (2017). Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Due to Hyperemesis Graviderum : A Rare Presentation. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 16(1), 54–56. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v16i1.34988

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Case Reports