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• Wernicke encephalopathy is a neurologic complication of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency • Familiarity with clinical presentation and MRI findings are important for rapid diagnosis • Treatment is with emergent thiamine supplementation to prevent morbidity (i.e. Korsakoff syndrome) and mortality1 • We present a case of Wernicke’s encephalopathy with the rare MRI brain finding of isolated cerebellar diffusion restriction, which has only been seen in one other case report, per our extensive literature review
Zaituna D, Manasseh A. Isolated bilateral cerebellar restriction diffusion: an atypical presentation of Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Presented at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills 2022 Alvin Yarrows Research Day; 2022 May; Farmington Hills, MI.