J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2003 Aug;21(4):425-428.

A Case of Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Patient with Multiple System Atrophy

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  • 1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Korea. sdi007@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Korea.

Abstract

A 41-year-old man was admitted due to altered mentality and confusion. He had showed progressive cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, gait disturbance from his age of 33 years old. Brain MRI revealed high signal lesions in periaqueductal gray matter, mammillary bodies, median thalami and postcentral gyri bilaterally on T2-weighted images. Severe cerebellar atrophy was noted, too. We report a case of Wernicke's encephalopathy in a patient with probable multiple system atrophy. As far as we know, there have been no published report on this kind of case.

Keyword

Wernicke's encephalopathy; Multiple system atrophy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Atrophy
Brain
Cerebellar Ataxia
Dysarthria
Gait
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mamillary Bodies
Multiple System Atrophy*
Periaqueductal Gray
Wernicke Encephalopathy*
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