Diagnosis, Therapy and Prevention of Wernicke's Encephalopathy

R. Galvin, G. Brathen, A. Ivashynka, M. Hillbom, R. Tanasescu, M. A. Leone

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405185349
Publication statusPublished - Sept 21 2011


  • Clinical features of alcohol-dependent WE-different from non-alcohol-dependent WE
  • Computed tomography (CT)-not a reliable test for WE
  • Diagnosis, therapy and prevention-of Wernicke's encephalopathy
  • Disease, rare, catastrophic in onset-clinically complex and delayed in diagnosis
  • Erythrocyte transketolase activity assay-thiamine pyrophosphate effect
  • Prophylactic thiamine therapy-and its place in WE
  • Revised European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) scientific task force guidance
  • Thiamine supplementation-into food, preventing development of WE (GPP)
  • WE diagnosed in life, and how often-frequently undiagnosed during life
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE)-acute or subacute neurological disorder, thiamine(vitamin B1) deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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