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Wernicke's encephalopathy following ‘hunger strike’
  1. Brian Pentland,
  2. Clifford Mawdsley


    A 41-year-old doctor who voluntarily starved himself and developed Wernicke's encephalopathy after intravenus rehydration is described. The need to be aware of this complication of dextrose infusion in the undernourished non-alcoholic patient is emphasized.

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