Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome caused by psychogenic food refusal: MR findings.
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.
Doraiswamy, PM; Massey, EW; Enright, K; Palese, VJ; Lamonica, D; Boyko, O
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