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What are the common presenting symptoms of wernicke encephalopathy?

What are the common presenting symptoms of wernicke encephalopathy?

Wernicke's: Wernicke's encephalopathy is a serious neurologic disorder related to thiamine deficiency, and seen frequently in chronic alcoholics. The presenting triad of symptoms is confusion, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia (inability to move the eyes). In advanced cases you might also see memory loss and confabulation -- the person fills in what isn't recalled, with stories that could sound okay, but aren't. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Encephalopathy (Definition)

Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not a diagnosis, ...Read more


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Are there symptoms of encephalopathy?

Are there symptoms of encephalopathy?

See definition: Encephalopathy means pathology of brain. It is not a disease or specific, as it means abnormal brain. There are muliple variations depending on cause and presentation. Most common might be issues with focus, memory, and concentration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to encephalopathy?

What are the symptoms common to encephalopathy?

Any brain symptoms: Encephalopathy is a nonspecific term used for any brain disease. The term is usually preceded by adjectives that provide the specific information (e.g., hypoxic-ischemic, nutritional, etc). Confusion is probably the most common symptom that would be observed in many types of encephalopathies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy?

What are the symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy?

Encephalopathy: Symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy may be mild at first then become severe. Mild symptoms may include mood changes, mild confusion, forgetfulness, and changes in sleep, while more severe symptoms may include agitation, disorientation or severe confusion, abnormal movements, sleepiness, and slurred speech. Patients may progress to coma and death in the most severe cases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

What are symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Post consustion syn: The symptoms include impaired memory, confusion, poor judgment, aggression, impulse control issues, depression, anxiety, suicidal feeling, and parkinsonism. Symptoms often begin many years after the last brain trauma. The end stage is progressive dementia. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hashimoto's encephalopathy?

What are some symptoms of  hashimoto's encephalopathy?

Dementia + thyroid : Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rapidly progressive, sometimes steroid-responsive, dementing illness, that accompanies evidence for hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Steroid-responsive encephalopathy is often used as an equivalent to hashimoto's. Disorientation, confusing, and other generic features of dementia would be typical. ...Read more

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Can liver disease present with only hepatic encephalopathy, with normal bloodwork and no other symptoms or is this something else possibly?

Encephalopathy: It would be inordinately unusual to develop hepatic encephalopathy with "normal bloodwork", but without knowing what tests to which you are referring it is difficult to answer this question intelligently. It does sound like something entirely different may be going on. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?

What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?

The three Ws: The classical triad of wernickes is mental status changes, gait ataxia (discoordination), and incontinence. That being said, the majority of patients with wernickes do not display this triad, and as such we will often treat them empirically with thiamine, especially if they have a history of nutritional compromise. ...Read more

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Whats wernicke encephalopathy?

Deficiency of B1: It is a neurologic syndrome caused by a deficiency of vitamin b1. It is mostly confined to those with severe malnutrition, classically patients with alcoholism. It damages areas of the brain concerned with balance, eye movements and memory so those with the syndrome have difficulty walking ( ataxia) memory problems, and ey movement abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is wernicke encephalopathy like?

What is wernicke encephalopathy like?

Confabulation: Wernicke's encephalopathy is due to a vitamin deficiency and causes a typical picture of dementia, gait problems, and confabulation which means that the patient's conversation is not based in reality and that can difficult to distinguish from psychosis. ...Read more