Wernicke's encephalopathy following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

  title={Wernicke's encephalopathy following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation},
  author={Yoon Ji Choi and Seh Jong Park and Jung Sun Kim and Eun Joo Kang and Chul Won Choi and Byung Soo Kim},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of hematology},
Wernicke's encephalopathy is caused by thiamine deficiency, and is characterized by acute mental confusion, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia. It is also a rare neurologic complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, because of its rare incidence, Wernicke's encephalopathy can easily be overlooked in HSCT patients, and a few misleading steps in the early stage of the disease may result in permanent neurologic disability or even mortality. We recently encountered a case of… CONTINUE READING


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