A Rare Presentation of Wernicke Encephalopathy in a Non-alcoholic Patient with Pyloric Stenosis: A Case Report

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Published: 2021-12-22

Page: 79-83


Talha Safeer *

Department of Medicine, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Pakistan.

Kamal Ahmed

Department of Medicine, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Pakistan.

Fahad Athar

Department of Medicine, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Pakistan.

Ashok Kumar

Department of Radiology, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Pakistan.

Imtiaz Ali

Department of Radiology, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Pakistan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Wernicke Encephalopathy (WE) is a reversible, acute neuropsychiatric consequence of thiamine deficiency. Alcohol is the most prevalent cause of thiamine deficiency, which results in WE. WE is traditionally manifested by a triad of ophthalmoplegia, gait ataxia and altered mental state. WE is a curable condition, especially in its early stages, but because it is primarily a clinical diagnosis, the variable presentation might result in delayed diagnosis, which can prevent early treatment, thus; resulting in catastrophic outcomes. While the literature has reported secondary causes of WE such as malabsorption, nutritional insufficiency, and chronic wasting, we present a case of Wernicke encephalopathy related to pyloric stenosis in a young non-alcoholic male adult.

Keywords: Wernicke encephalopathy, thiamine deficiency, nonalcoholic, pyloric stenosis


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Safeer, T., Ahmed, K., Athar, F., Kumar, A., & Ali, I. (2021). A Rare Presentation of Wernicke Encephalopathy in a Non-alcoholic Patient with Pyloric Stenosis: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3(1), 79–83. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJMCR/article/view/1386

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