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Neurocrit Care. 2006;5(1):45-8.

Computed tomography findings in thiamine deficiency-induced coma.

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Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.

Abstract

Although brain magnetic resonance imaging is a more sensitive diagnostic tool in the evaluation of coma, noncontrast head computed tomography (CT) may demonstrate highly specific findings in some cases of coma. We present a case of thiamine deficiency-induced coma associated with acute necrosis of fornices documented on CT and review cardinal neuroimaging features of Wernicke encephalopathy. Acute fornices necrosis is a novel finding on head CT suggestive of thiamine deficiency.

PMID:
16960295
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