ernicke ’ s encephalopathy after chemoradiotherapy for tongue cancer : eport of a case

A case of acute Wernicke’s encephalopathy induced by thiamine deficiency due to malnutrition subsequent to chemoradiotherapy for tongue cancer is presented. A 63-year-old male patient had severe oral mucositis and mental stress in a long-term hospitalization for chemoradiotherapy of tongue cancer. ccepted 29 March 2013