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Res Vestib Sci. 2017 Jun;16(2):57-63. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.21790/rvs.2017.16.2.57
Jang HS , Shin BS , Seo MW , Oh SY .
Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea. ohsun@jbnu.ac.kr
Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Abstract

Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a neurological disorder induced by a dietary vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency which is characterized by encephalopathy, gait ataxia, and variant ocular motor dysfunction. In addition to these classical signs of WE, a loss of the horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is being reported as the major underdiagnosed symptoms in WE. In this retrospective single center study, we report four cases of WE initially presented with impaired horizontal VOR in addition to the classical clinical presentations, and imaging and neurotological laboratory findings were described.

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