Acute beriberi neuropathy mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome after a strict vegetarian diet

  • Anis Riahi Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0411-983X
  • Malek Mansour Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Ines Bedoui Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Hajer Derbali Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Mariem Messelmani Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Jamel Zaouali Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Ridha Mrissa Department of Neurology, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Keywords:
Thiamin, Deficiency, Beriberi, Polyneuropathies, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Diet, Vegetarian

Abstract

Acute beriberi neuropathy mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome after a strict  vegetarian diet

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Published
2017-04-19
How to Cite
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Riahi A, Mansour M, Bedoui I, Derbali H, Messelmani M, Zaouali J, Mrissa R. Acute beriberi neuropathy mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome after a strict vegetarian diet. Curr J Neurol. 16(2):100-102.
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Clinical Note(s)