Wernicke Encephalopathy Due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum in Pregnancy: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Talib2018WernickeED,
  title={Wernicke Encephalopathy Due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum in Pregnancy: A Case Report},
  author={Vikash Talib and Shazia Sultana and A. Hamad and Uzair Yaqoob},
  booktitle={Cureus},
  year={2018}
}
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a life-threatening acute or sub-acute neurological emergency characterized by ataxia, confusion, nystagmus, and ophthalmoparesis caused by thiamine deficiency. It was first described in 1881 by Carl Wernicke with alcohol being the most common cause. We present a rare case of a 35-year-old pregnant female who presented to our emergency department with a history of vomiting and loose motions for two weeks. She later developed fever, confusion, slurred speech and… CONTINUE READING

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