TITLE

Wernicke's encephalopathy and terminal cancer: case report

AUTHOR(S)
Macleod, A.
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a case of Wernicke's encephalopathy in an aged patient. Medical history; Etiology of the condition; Role of thiamine deficiency in the development of delirium in the condition; Signs and symptoms; Classical description of thiamine deficiency.
ACCESSION #
3128685

 

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