What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with Wernicke encephalopathy (WE)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Philip N Salen, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Patients who are malnourished, whether from alcohol or other causes, should continue to receive thiamine supplementation on an outpatient basis.

Alcohol also appears to significantly increase the amount of thiamine required to treat the patient successfully compared with individuals in whom thiamine deficiency has a predominantly nutritional cause. [6]


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