Proton MR spectroscopy in Wernicke encephalopathy.

@article{Rugilo2003ProtonMS,
  title={Proton MR spectroscopy in Wernicke encephalopathy.},
  author={Carlos A. Rugilo and Marcela C Uribe Roca and Mar{\'i}a Cristina Zurr{\'u} and A A Capizzano and Gustavo A Pontello and Emilia Mabel Gatto},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={952-5}
}
Wernicke encephalopathy is caused by thiamine deficiency. Although the clinical picture has been well established for some time, clinical diagnosis is attained in only 20% of the cases. MR imaging techniques contribute to early diagnosis of Wernicke encephalopathy. We herein report MR imaging and proton MR spectroscopic findings for a patient with clinical and biochemical features consistent with Wernicke encephalopathy. Increased lactate and typical MR imaging findings are discussed in the… CONTINUE READING

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