The Cost of Living in Purgatory's Shadow

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Identifier walsh_2002_s3_c1
Title The Cost of Living in Purgatory's Shadow
Creator Michael S. Vaphiades, MD, University of Alabama
Subject Wernicke Encephalopathy; Ataxia; Korsakoff Syndrome; Diplopia; Ophthalmoplegia; Cerebral Cortex; Atrophy; Eosinophilia; Vasculitis
Presenting Symptom Binocular diplopia; Nausea; Vomiting; Narrow-based gait
History A 40-year-old male with a 2-year history of cognitive decline, depression and anxiety attacks.
Clinical VA: 20/30 OU
Neuroimaging MRI
Pathology Cortical atrophy
Disease/Diagnosis Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
Treatment Vitamin B complex
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Relation is Part of Case 1, Session III, WAlsh Session, NANOS 2002
Contributor Primary Vaphiades, Michael
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2002
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Source 28th Annual North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Frank B. Walsh Session CD-ROM
Rights Management Copyright 2008. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Setname ehsl_novel_fbw
Date Created 2012-08-27
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 179119
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