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Wernicke's encephalopathy complicating hyperemesis gravidarum: from the background to the present. A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22003959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT Wernicke's encephalopathy is a neuropsichiatric syndrome due to thiamine deficiency, which is potentially fatal but preventable. In Obstetrics it can complicate hyperemesis gravidarum because of major daily requirement. Nowadays there is no consensus on early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this disorder. We present a case report of hyperemesis gravidarum which degenerated into Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome. It highlights that the clinical suspicion is necessary to recognize signs and symptoms, to apply the available effective preventive measures in situations at risk and to begin urgent treatment in presence of characteristic clinical features.
Stefania Di Gangi; Salvatore Gizzo; Tito Silvio Patrelli; Carlo Saccardi; Donato D'Antona; Giovanni Battista Nardelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gynecological Sciences and Human Reproduction University of Padua (ITALY).
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