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Wernicke’s encephalopathy as a complication of gastroparesis after emergency partial antrectomy

N S Ganie, E Janse van Rensburg

Abstract


Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a common complication of malnutrition, alcohol abuse and gastric outlet obstruction. We describe a patient who developed Wernicke’s encephalopathy secondary to gastroparesis, with no significant evidence of malnutrition, alcohol abuse, or gastric outlet obstruction. 

 

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N S Ganie, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

E Janse van Rensburg, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Keywords

Wernicke's encephalopathy; Gastroparesis; Partial antrectomy

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(2):157. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9271

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-12-08
Date published: 2014-12-22

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