WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY WITH ATYPICAL FINDINGS ON MR IMAGING

Zeeshan Azmat, Munazza Saleem, Humera Ahsan, Kashif Mahmood

Abstract


Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is a disease usually related to chronic alcoholism. The clinical
diagnosis is often difficult to establish. MR imaging is a highly sensitive method for detecting
lesions associated with Wernicke's encephalopathy. We report a case of atypical manifestation of
hyperintense lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a 60-year-old male patient with
Wernicke's encephalopathy.
KEY WORDS: Wernicke’s; encephalopathy; thiamine; alcohol.

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