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Failures of Wijnia et al in the Diagnosis and Management of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Wijnia et al identified a number of situations where the clinician may fail to properly diagnose or manage a patient with Wernicke’s encephalopathy secondary to thiamine deficiency. A delay in diagnosis or management can have serious sequelae for the patient. The authors are from Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

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