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Brain SPECT findings in Wernicke's encephalopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15060813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Wernicke's encephalopathy, a neurologic disease caused by thiamine deficiency, is observed chiefly in chronic alcoholics. We performed magnetic resonance imaging and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in an alcoholic patient who had developed Wernicke's encephalopathy. Although cranial MRI detected no pathology, brain SPECT revealed bilateral frontal and frontoparietal hypoperfusion as well as right basal ganglia hypoperfusion.
Authors:
Y Celik; M Kaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-02     Completed Date:  2004-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne 22030, Turkey. celikyahyatr@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcoholism / complications
Brain / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Thiamine / therapeutic use
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Wernicke Encephalopathy / complications,  pathology*,  radionuclide imaging*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
59-43-8/Thiamine

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