Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome caused by psychogenic food refusal: MR findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 37-year-old woman developed Wernicke encephalopathy after prolonged psychogenic food refusal. MR revealed characteristic signal abnormalities in the midbrain and dorsal thalamus. Follow-up scans showed atrophy and third ventricular enlargement. Wernicke encephalopathy can occur in nonalcoholics, and MR imaging is useful in both the diagnosis and follow-up.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Doraiswamy, PM; Massey, EW; Enright, K; Palese, VJ; Lamonica, D; Boyko, O

Published Date

  • March 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 594 - 596

PubMed ID

  • 8197964

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8334319

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States