Thiamine Deficiency

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  • In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption
  • Thiamine deficiency is commonly associated with Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Chronic alcoholism is a well-known and common cause of Vitamin B deficiency

Consider the diagnosis of Thiamine Deficiency when you order a BANANA BAG.

*Remember: “possible,” “probable,” “likely” or “suspected” diagnoses are acceptable.

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