Encefalopatia de Wernick e coreia: Achados de neuroimagem

Translated title of the contribution: Wernicke’s encephalopathy with chorea: Neuroimaging findings

Jivago S. Sabatini, Gustavo Leopold Schutz-Pereira, Fabrício Feltrin, Hélio Afonso Ghizone Teive, Carlos Henrique Ferreira Camargo

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We present a case report of motor and cognitive disorders in a 36-year-old woman with a history of twelve years of heavy alcohol abuse. The patient presented depressive symptoms over the course of one year after a loss in the family, evolving with ataxia, bradykinesia and choreiform movements. Progressive cognitive decline, sleep alterations and myalgia were also reported during the course of disease evolution. Physical examination revealed spastic paraparesis with fixed flexion of the hips and knees with important pain upon extension of these joints. Initial investigation suggested the diagnosis of thiamine deficiency by brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Translated title of the contributionWernicke’s encephalopathy with chorea: Neuroimaging findings
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)370-372
Number of pages3
JournalDementia e Neuropsychologia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Chorea
  • Dementia
  • Movement disorders
  • Thiamine deficiency
  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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