Wernicke's encephalopathy: new clinical settings and recent advances in diagnosis and management

@article{Sechi2007WernickesEN,
  title={Wernicke's encephalopathy: new clinical settings and recent advances in diagnosis and management},
  author={G. Sechi and A. Serra},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={442-455}
}
Wernicke's encephalopathy is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from thiamine deficiency, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. According to autopsy-based studies, the disorder is still greatly underdiagnosed in both adults and children. In this review, we provide an update on the factors and clinical settings that predispose to Wernicke's encephalopathy, and discuss the most recent insights into epidemiology, pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis, and treatment… Expand
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