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What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Multiple symptoms
Patients with this disorder have a specific kind of difficulty walking and balance called ataxia, problems with eye movements, and an abnormal kind of to and fro eye movement called nystagmus.
They also have problems forming new memories.

In brief: Multiple symptoms
Patients with this disorder have a specific kind of difficulty walking and balance called ataxia, problems with eye movements, and an abnormal kind of to and fro eye movement called nystagmus.
They also have problems forming new memories.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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