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Drug Alcohol Rev. 1991;10(2):115-9.

Alcoholic beverage consumption prior to the onset of Wernicke's encephalopathy.

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Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, 4029, Australia.

Abstract

Alcoholic beverage consumption prior to the onset of Wernicke's encephalopathy is shown to be, primarily, full strength beer, although not always in large quantity, by 91% of 80 patients. Secondly, in order of frequency of consumption, was white wine sold in casks and consumed by 30% of patients. These findings have implications when decisions have to be made regarding which alcoholic beverages could be fortified with thiamine as a measure designed to prevent the development of the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

PMID:
16840259
DOI:
10.1080/09595239100185171

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