Nonalcoholic Thiamine-Related Encephalopathy (Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome) Among Inpatients With Cancer: A Series of 18 Cases Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attention
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Consciousness Disorders
  • Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • Nonalcoholic WKS can occur during cancer treatment and manifests clinically as delirium. Diagnosis should be made using operational criteria, not Wernicke's triad. Most patients were not underweight and had normal serum concentration of vitamin B12 and folate. A variety of mechanisms might predispose to thiamine deficiency and WKS in cancer. Given the high frequency of residual morbidity, studies should focus on decreasing diagnostic and treatment delay.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4979979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psym.2015.10.001

PubMed ID

  • 26791514

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 71

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 57

number

  • 1