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Mitochondrial Cytopathy

Abstract

Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a serious neurological disorder caused by vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency, chiefly in chronic alcoholics and rarely in children. It may be associated with starvation, prolonged intravenous treatment without vitamin supplementation, hemodialysis, and gastric stapling. The classic triad of clinical symptoms described by Wernicke (gait ataxia, ophthalmoplegia, confusion) are found in only one-third of patients during the initial examination.

Keywords

Mammillary Body Periaqueductal Gray Matter Capillary Proliferation Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy Epilepsia Partialis Continuum 
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