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Imaging-Based Diagnosis of Wernicke Encephalopathy: a Case Report

Hosein Delavar Kasmaei 1 , Alireza Baratloo 2 , Maryam Soleymani 1 , * and Zahra Nasiri 1
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1 Department of Neurology, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: November 01, 2014, 19 (4); e17403
  • Published Online: November 17, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: January 5, 2014
  • Revised: January 30, 2014
  • Accepted: February 10, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.17403

To Cite: Delavar Kasmaei H, Baratloo A, Soleymani M, Nasiri Z. Imaging-Based Diagnosis of Wernicke Encephalopathy: a Case Report, Trauma Mon. 2014 ; 19(4):e17403. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.17403.

Abstract
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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Conclusions
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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