Wernicke’s encephalopathy due to non-alcoholic gastrointestinal tract disease

Gungor Dogan I., Uzun Altiokka G., Turker F., Saka B., Bilgic B. , Kocasoy Orhan E.

Noropsikiyatri Arsivi, cilt.55, ss.307-314, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.29399/npa.23010
  • Dergi Adı: Noropsikiyatri Arsivi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.307-314


Introduction: Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is an underdiagnosed neuropsychiatric disorder especially in non-alcoholic groups that causes morbidity-mortality if diagnosis is delayed. Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic consequence of this condition characterized by persistent memory impairment. In this study we present a series of non-alcoholic patients with WE. The purpose of this study was to analyze the predisposing factors in non-alcoholic patients with WE and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment with thiamine supplementation.