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Clinical Features of Non-Infantile Thiamine Deficiency (Adult Beriberi)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for clinical features of thiamine deficiency (beriberi).

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

E51.1

Description:

Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency in older children, adolescents and adults results in clinical beriberi. This may present with either cardiac and/or neurologic dysfunctions. Diagnosis often depends on a high index of clinical suspicion in a patient with risk factors for a nutritional deficiency.

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