Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Q: Encephalopathy resembling very much like Wernicke's encephalopathy is common after which transplant?

Pancreatic transplant

Pancreatic transplant patients may develop encephalopathy which is very much alike Wernicke's encephalopathy. It is usually transient and reversible, and also known as pancreatic encephalopathy. Hallmark feature of this encephalopathy is autonomic findings.


 Patchell RA. Neurological complications of organ transplantation. Ann Neurol 1994; 36:688.

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