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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 152-155

Wernicke encephalopathy associated with hyperemesis gravidarum: A case report and literature review

1 Department Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fortaleza General Hospital (HGF), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
2 Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
3 Department Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fortaleza General Hospital (HGF); Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceará (UFC); Course of Medicine, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

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DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_98_18

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Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a neurological pathology caused by thiamine deficiency, which usually manifests with ataxia, confusion, nystagmus, and ophthalmoparesis. The most common cause is alcohol, but other conditions such as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) have been described. Herein, we report the case of 37-year-old Brazilian pregnant woman who presented to our department with HG complicated with WE and discuss the typical imaging findings, clinical presentation, therapeutics, and prognosis.

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