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Metabolic Acidosis with Increased Anion Gap and Respiratory Alkalosis in a Patient with Thiamine Deficiency (Beriberi or Wernicke's Encephalopathy)

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Cardiology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Adult thiamine deficiency may present as Wernicke's encephalopathy or beriberi. It can be difficult to recognize. A patient with thiamine deficiency may present with a combination of metabolic acidosis, increased anion gap and respiratory alkalosis.

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