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Basal Ganglia Involvement in Wernicke Encephalopathy: Report of 2 Cases
AJNR 32:E129-E131, Zuccoli, G.,et al, 2011
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Article Abstract
We present the neuroimaging and clinical findings in 2 nonalcoholic adult patients with WE as assessed by MR imaging. The first patient present with gait ataxia and changes in consciousness. MR imaging disclosed bilateral lesions in the dorsal striatum and cerebellum. None of the regions typically affected in WE were involved. The second patient showed symmetric lesions in the posterior putamen associated with the alterations frequently and infrequently found WE.
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