Atypical Wernicke's encephalopathy showing involvement of substantia nigra.

Abstract

CASE HISTORY Wernicke's encephalopathy is a metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) seen in alcoholics and even in nonalcoholic patients, classically presenting with a triad of ataxia, ophthalmoplegia, and altered mental status. Typical findings in magnetic resonance imaging are represented by symmetric signal alterations in medial… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2010.00545.x

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