What is the global prevalence of Wernicke encephalopathy (WE)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Philip N Salen, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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The incidence of WE is believed to be higher in developing nations than more modern nations because of the higher incidence of malnutrition and less vitamin supplementation in poorer regions; however, it may not be diagnosed as frequently in these settings because of more limited access to healthcare.

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