Wernicke's encephalopathy presenting with upbeating nystagmus.

  title={Wernicke's encephalopathy presenting with upbeating nystagmus.},
  author={Shanel Sharma and Peter M Sumich and Ian C. Francis and Matthew C Kiernan and Paul J Spira},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={9 4},
The case of a 49-year-old woman with Wernicke's encephalopathy is described, in which primary position upbeating nystagmus was the chief ocular sign. Although there was no history of excessive alcohol consumption, Wernicke's encephalopathy was diagnosed on a background of anorexia nervosa. The diagnosis was supported by the patient's symptomatic and… CONTINUE READING