What are the possible complications 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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Complications of WE may include the following:

  • Hypotension

  • Hypothermia

  • WKS

  • Alcohol withdrawal [6]

  • Acute precipitation of WE

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Gastrointestinal beriberi [14]

  • Lactic acidosis [15]


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