You are what you eat

Sonalee Kulkarni, Andrew G. Lee, Sarah A Holstein, Judith E A Warner

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Abstract

Wernicke encephalopathy consists of a triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and altered mental status. It is caused by thiamine deficiency and although it is commonly seen in alcoholics, patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity could be a new group of patients to watch for. Florid papilloedema and optic neuropathy are not commonly seen but are still consistent with the diagnosis of Wernicke encephalopathy. The most striking feature remains the dramatic recovery after replacement of thiamine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-393
Number of pages5
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

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Wernicke Encephalopathy
Thiamine Deficiency
Ophthalmoplegia
Optic Nerve Diseases
Papilledema
Gastric Bypass
Morbid Obesity
Thiamine
Ataxia
Alcoholics

Keywords

  • Gastric bypass
  • Optic disk edema
  • Wernicke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Kulkarni, S., Lee, A. G., Holstein, S. A., & Warner, J. E. A. (2005). You are what you eat. Survey of Ophthalmology, 50(4), 389-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2005.04.005

You are what you eat. / Kulkarni, Sonalee; Lee, Andrew G.; Holstein, Sarah A; Warner, Judith E A.

In: Survey of Ophthalmology, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.07.2005, p. 389-393.

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Kulkarni, S, Lee, AG, Holstein, SA & Warner, JEA 2005, 'You are what you eat', Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 389-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2005.04.005
Kulkarni, Sonalee ; Lee, Andrew G. ; Holstein, Sarah A ; Warner, Judith E A. / You are what you eat. In: Survey of Ophthalmology. 2005 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 389-393.
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