AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Wernicke Encephalopathy

From: Pathology: The Big Picture: Chapter 5. Environmental and Nutritional Pathology

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Wernicke encephalopathy. Note the punctate hemorrhages in the mammillary bodies. Wernicke encephalopathy is a complication of chronic alcohol abuse due to an accompanying thiamine deficiency.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education