J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2017 Nov;35(4):227-231. 10.17340/jkna.2017.4.9.

Wernicke Encephalopathy Associated with Acute Wet Beriberi

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. sbsoo@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Wernicke encephalopathy is usually accompanied with peripheral neuropathy, known as dry beriberi. In contrast, wet beriberi presenting as cardiovascular symptoms rarely occurs. The acute type of wet beriberi can be fatal, if untreated quickly. It is reported that the cerebellar vermis has a role of the coordination and control of cardiovascular and autonomic reflex activities. We report a 58-year-old man showing acute wet beriberi in Wernicke encephalopathy with cerebellar vermis lesion.

Keyword

Wernicke encephalopathy; Beriberi; Cerebellar vermis

MeSH Terms

Beriberi*
Cerebellar Vermis
Humans
Middle Aged
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Reflex
Wernicke Encephalopathy*
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