Encefalopatía de Wernicke y polineuropatía asociada a déficit de complejo B después de una cirugía bariátrica

Tomas Carvajal, Diana L. Franco, Adriana Martínez, Iván M. Peña, .

Palabras clave: encefalopatía de Wernicke, polineuropatías, obesidad, derivación gástrica, tiamina, piridoxina.

Resumen

La cirugía bariátrica es un tratamiento que garantiza una pérdida de peso sustancial y duradera, y beneficios tangibles respecto a condiciones médicas asociadas a la obesidad. El aumento del número de cirugías bariátricas ha llevado también a un aumento de las complicaciones relacionadas con ella, incluyendo la encefalopatía de Wernicke y la polineuropatía por deficiencia de vitaminas del complejo B.

En este artículo se reporta un caso de encefalopatía de Wernicke siete semanas después de la cirugía, enfatizando en la importancia de reconocer el espectro de la sintomatología para hacer un diagnóstico temprano, que permita intervenir en la fase reversible de esta enfermedad potencialmente letal.

 

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v32i4.765

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  • Tomas Carvajal Unidad Cuidados Intensivos, Clínica Carlos Ardila Lülle-FOSCAL, Floridablanca, Colombia
  • Diana L. Franco Unidad Cuidados Intensivos, Clínica Carlos Ardila Lülle-FOSCAL, Floridablanca, Colombia
  • Adriana Martínez Servicio Neurología, Clínica Carlos Ardila Lülle-FOSCAL, Floridablanca, Colombia
  • Iván M. Peña Servicio Neurología, Clínica Carlos Ardila Lülle-FOSCAL, Floridablanca, Colombia

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Cómo citar
Carvajal, T., Franco, D. L., Martínez, A., & Peña, I. M. (2012). Encefalopatía de Wernicke y polineuropatía asociada a déficit de complejo B después de una cirugía bariátrica. Biomédica, 32(4), 474-84. https://doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v32i4.765
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2012-12-01
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