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Disease Wernicke Encephalopathy

Name Wernicke Encephalopathy
Synonyms Beriberi, Cerebral | Cerebral Beriberi | Encephalopathies, Wernicke | Encephalopathy, Gayet Wernicke | Encephalopathy, Gayet-Wernicke | Encephalopathy, Wernicke | Encephalopathy, Wernickes | Encephalopathy, Wernicke's | Gayet Wernicke Encephalopathy | Gayet-Wernicke Encephalopathy | Wernicke Disease | Wernicke Encephalopathies | Wernicke Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic | Wernicke's Disease | Wernicke's Encephalopathy | Wernicke's Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic | Wernicke's Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis | Wernicke's Syndrome | Wernicke Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis | Wernicke Syndrome
Definition 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)
Categories Mental disorder | Metabolic disease | Nervous system disease | Nutrition disorder | Substance-related disorder
MeSH® ID D014899
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases, Metabolic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases, Metabolic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. 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 Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
4. DiseasesChemically-Induced Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Substance-Related Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Alcohol-Related Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
5. DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Substance-Related Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Alcohol-Related Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Wernicke Encephalopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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