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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 237-240

Wernicke's encephalopathy in a child with abdominal tuberculosis


1 Division of Child Neurology, Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. R K Sabharwal
Division of Child Neurology, Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_57_21

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Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neurological disorder, potentially fatal if untreated, caused by thiamine deficiency. A 15-year-old female patient with choledocholithiasis, cholecystitis and abdominal tuberculosis on antitubercular therapy presented with poor oral intake, bilious vomiting and encephalopathy. A prompt diagnosis of WE was made and confirmed by brain magnetic resonance imaging. The patient recovered completely after the administration of thiamine.


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