Computed tomographic findings in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

  title={Computed tomographic findings in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.},
  author={J. C. McDowell and Herv{\'e} Leblanc},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={41 4},
An unconscious patient had a differential diagnosis of coma. Traumatic, metabolic, and infectious origins were considered, but none explained her condition satisfactorily. Clinical features on examination were compatible with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Her condition improved with supportive treatment and thiamine hydrochloride administration. A computed tomographic scan showed large, symmetric, low-density thalamic lesions, the condition of which improved after three months. 


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