Wernicke's encephalopathy manifesting with diplopia after ileojejunostomy: report of a pediatric case with Hirschsprung disease


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Dilber B. , Kamaşak T. , Eyüboğlu İ. , Kola M. , Uysal A. T. , Saruhan H., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.2, pp.310-314, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.02.019
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-314

Abstract

Background. Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a coenzyme-induced disease with acute neuropsychiatric symptoms leading to high mortality and morbidity due to thiamine deficiency. WE is mostly caused by alcoholism in adult populations; however, it is often associated with gastrointestinal surgical procedures, recurrent vomiting, chronic diarrhea, cancer and chemotherapy treatment, systemic diseases, drugs, magnesium deficiency, and malnutrition in children. Although these predisposing factors are considered to be uncommon in children, they are actually highly frequent and can be fatal if not treated promptly.