0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Wernicke's encephalopathy - Definition



Definition


Wernicke's encephalopathy, which is not related to Wernicke's area (that is dedicated to language), is a neurological pathology. Its principal manifestations are the inability to voluntarily move the eyes, which nevertheless make jerky movements (nystagmus), diplopia (double vision), a loss of short-term memory, and difficulties swallowing. Mental confusion and ataxia (lack of coordination of movements and loss of equilibrium) are observed in one case out of ten. To treat Wernicke's encephalopathy, it is necessary to reestablish the normal levels of vitamin B1 through a muscular or intravenous injection.
0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

0 Comments