LEON WALLACE, M.D.; EUGENE CLARK, M.D.
It is well known that the heart may be involved and that electrocardiographic changes are found in conditions due to deficiency of the vitamin B complex. This has been shown to occur in beriberi and pellagra.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 The following case is of interest because of the occult cardiac involvement with striking electrocardiographic abnormalities, which disappeared rapidly after thiamine chloride therapy, in a patient with Wernicke's syndrome (hemorrhagic polioencephalitis superior), a state which clinical and experimental evidence holds ascribable to thiamine deficiency.9, 10, 11, 12
A 40 year old white man entered the
WALLACE L, CLARK E. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN A CASE OF WERNICKE'S SYNDROME(ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN A CASE OF WERNICKE'S SYNDROME*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:675–678. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-4-675
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(4):675-678.
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