Two nonalcoholic patients who were maintained for extended periods on intravenous fluids manifested the morphologic expressions of Wernicke encephalopathy. A thiamine-deficiency state was not suspected and vitamins were never administered. These cases emphasize the consequences of this disorder and the rapidity with which the state of thiamine depletion can develop.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - May 31 1976|
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