WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY: A CASE REPORT AND MRI FINDINGS


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Yucebilgin S. , ÇIRPAN T. , SANHAL C. Y. , OZAN E., ACAR T., ÖZŞENER S.

JBR-BTR, cilt.94, ss.24-25, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 94 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5334/jbr-btr.480
  • Dergi Adı: JBR-BTR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.24-25

Özet

Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a serious, potentially fatal acute or subacute neurological disorder caused by thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency. Although it is most frequently observed in patients who are chronic alcoholics, WE may also be associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. We report magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) findings in this case of WE in a pregnant patient with hyperemesis gravidarum. We conclude that DWI should be included in the imaging protocols of patients suspected to suffer from Wernicke's encephalopathy.