International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--20

Dry beriberi in a patient of acute fatty liver of pregnancy


Muzafar Naik1, Tariq Bhat1, Ummer Jalalie1, Arif Bhat1, Waiz Gowhar1, Mohammed Farooq Mir2 
1 Department of General Medicine, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College and Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Radio Diagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College and Hospital, 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

Dry beriberi is the development of a symmetrical peripheral neuropathy characterized by both sensory and motor impairments, mostly of the distal extremities due to deficiency of thiamine. Most dietary deficiency of thiamine worldwide is the result of poor dietary intake. In Western countries, the primary causes of thiamine deficiency are alcoholism and chronic illnesses such as cancer. At risk populations are women with prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum and anorexia, patients with overall poor nutritional status on parenteral glucose, patients after bariatric bypass surgery, and patients on chronic diuretic therapy due to increased urinary thiamine losses. We hereby report a case of thiamine deficiency (dry beriberi) caused by protracted vomiting secondary to the acute fatty liver of pregnancy successfully treated with intravenous thiamine.


How to cite this article:
Naik M, Bhat T, Jalalie U, Bhat A, Gowhar W, Mir MF. Dry beriberi in a patient of acute fatty liver of pregnancy .Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2017;7:18-20


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Naik M, Bhat T, Jalalie U, Bhat A, Gowhar W, Mir MF. Dry beriberi in a patient of acute fatty liver of pregnancy . Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Aug 6 ];7:18-20
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