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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2017 Nov;35(4):227-231. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.17340/jkna.2017.4.9
Jeong BM , Ryu HU , Oh SY , Seo MW , Shin BS .
Department 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.

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