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Case Report
4 (
1
); 39-41
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.105608

Wernicke’s encephalopathy and central pontine myelinolysis in hyperemesis gravidarum

Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University, Thailand
Address for correspondence: Dr. Panee Sutamnartpong 114/7 Laddarom Village, Ratanathibate Road, Saima, Muang, Nonthaburi Thailand pansutam@yahoo.com
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

A pregnant woman, who had been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, presented with alteration of consciousness, ocular nystagmus and ataxia. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brain showed typical findings of Wernicke’s encephalopathy and central pontine myelinolysis. The clinical features responded dramatically to thiamine supplementation.

Keywords

Central pontine myelinolysis
hyperemesis gravidarum
Wernicke’s encephalopathy

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