Revista argentina de radiología
On-line version ISSN 1852-9992
Even if Wernicke's disease is a rare neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency, when it occurs, it is considered as a medical emergency, because the absence of treatment leads to Korsakoff psychosis and even death. We report the case of a patient in whom typical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings were key to an early diagnosis.
Keywords : Enfermedad de Wernicke; Tiamina; Resonancia magnética; Vitamina B1; Wernicke's encephalopathy; Thiamine; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Vitamin B1.