WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY WITH ATYPICAL FINDINGS ON MR IMAGING

Authors

  • Zeeshan Azmat
  • Munazza Saleem
  • Humera Ahsan
  • Kashif Mahmood

Abstract

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

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