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Descriptor English: Wernicke Encephalopathy
Descriptor Spanish: Encefalopatía de Wernicke
Descriptor Portuguese: Encefalopatia de Wernicke
Descriptor French: Encéphalopathie de Gayet-Wernicke
Entry term(s): Beriberi, Cerebral
Cerebral Beriberi
Encephalopathies, Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Gayet Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Gayet-Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Wernicke's
Encephalopathy, Wernickes
Gayet Wernicke Encephalopathy
Gayet-Wernicke Encephalopathy
Wernicke Disease
Wernicke Encephalopathies
Wernicke Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic
Wernicke Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis
Wernicke Syndrome
Wernicke's Disease
Wernicke's Encephalopathy
Wernicke's Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic
Wernicke's Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis
Wernicke's Syndrome
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.163.960
C18.452.132.960
C18.654.521.500.133.699.827.822
C25.775.100.625
F03.900.100.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014899
Scope note: An acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. Eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus, external rectus palsies, and reduced conjugate gaze. THIAMINE DEFICIENCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM are associated conditions. Pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. Chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1139-42; Davis & Robertson, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp452-3)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2000; see WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY 1970-1999, see VITAMIN B DEFICIENCY 1963-1969
History Note: 2000(1964)
Entry Version: WERNICKE ENCEPH
DeCS ID: 15301
Unique ID: D014899
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Wernicke Encephalopathy - Preferred
Concept UI M0022921
Scope note An acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. Eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus, external rectus palsies, and reduced conjugate gaze. THIAMINE DEFICIENCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM are associated conditions. Pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. Chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1139-42; Davis & Robertson, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp452-3)
Preferred term Wernicke Encephalopathy
Entry term(s) Beriberi, Cerebral
Cerebral Beriberi
Encephalopathies, Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Gayet Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Gayet-Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Wernicke
Encephalopathy, Wernicke's
Encephalopathy, Wernickes
Gayet Wernicke Encephalopathy
Gayet-Wernicke Encephalopathy
Wernicke Disease
Wernicke Encephalopathies
Wernicke Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic
Wernicke Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis
Wernicke Syndrome
Wernicke's Disease
Wernicke's Encephalopathy
Wernicke's Polioencephalitis, Superior Hemorrhagic
Wernicke's Superior Hemorrhagic Polioencephalitis
Wernicke's Syndrome



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