International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--49

Wernicke&'s encephalopathy in hyperemesis gravidorum


Tariq Bhat1, Muzafar Naik1, Mohammed Farooq Mir2, Irfan Robbani3, Muzafar Mohiuddin1 
1 Department of Medicine, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College and Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College and Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Muzafar Naik
Department of General Medicine, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College and Hospital, Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Wernicke&'s encephalopathy (WE) is potentially a fatal complication due to the deficiency of vitamin B1 and presents with a neurological triad of nystagmus, encephalopathy, and ataxia. It is most commonly seen in alcoholics and is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with hyperemesis gravidorum (HG). Since it is a rare condition, difficult to diagnose in pregnancy, and can prove to be fatal, a high index of suspicion should be made in case of pregnancy complicated by HG. We hereby report a case of WE caused by HG successfully treated with a high dose intravenous thiamine. This case is the first of its kind from our part of world.


How to cite this article:
Bhat T, Naik M, Mir MF, Robbani I, Mohiuddin M. Wernicke&'s encephalopathy in hyperemesis gravidorum.Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2016;6:46-49


How to cite this URL:
Bhat T, Naik M, Mir MF, Robbani I, Mohiuddin M. Wernicke&'s encephalopathy in hyperemesis gravidorum. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];6:46-49
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