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Disease Thiamine Deficiency

Name Thiamine Deficiency
Synonyms Deficiencies, Thiamine | Deficiency, Thiamine | Thiamine Deficiencies
Definition A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D013832

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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deficiency Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Avitaminosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Vitamin B Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Thiamine Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Thiamine Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Beriberi
  Thiamine responsive megaloblastic anemia syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes