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Criteria of Caine et al for Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Chronic Alcoholic

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Caine et al developed criteria for the diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy in a chronic alcoholic. Alcoholics are at increased risk for Wernicke's encephalopathy associated with thiamine deficiency. The authors are from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and the University of Sydney in Australia.

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