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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 430729, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/430729
Case Report

Nonalcoholic Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Associated with Unintentional Weight Loss, Cholecystectomy, and Intractable Vomiting: The Role of Dual Thiamine and Corticosteroid Therapy

1Department of Medicine, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
2Division of Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
3Division of Neurology, UPMC Mercy Hospital, 1350 Locust Street, Suite 402, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

Received 15 November 2013; Accepted 16 December 2013; Published 19 January 2014

Academic Editors: P. Berlit, H. Ikeda, and J. C. Kattah

Copyright © 2014 Vivek Verma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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