Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

This alcoholic syndrome, described by Wernicke in 1881, is characterized by confusion, excitement and delirium.

In Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, after a period of some days, the patient (chronic alcoholic) develops diplopia ( double vision ), somnolence, clouding of consciouness, ataxia and stupor .

Because this encephalopathy is due to avitaminosis (lack of B vitamine), an intensive treatment with Thiamine and Niacine may save the patient’s life.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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