Wet beriberi with multiple organ failure remarkably reversed by thiamine administration: A case report and literature review.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Mar;97(9):e0010
Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.
Rationale: Circulatory failure, especially with low systemic vascular resistance (SVR), as observed in septic shock, thyrotoxicosis, and anemia, is a particular pattern that should suggest thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. The clinical picture of wet beriberi secondary to thiamine deficiency only demonstrates non-specific clinical manifestations. For a diagnosis of wet beriberi, medical history is very important. Read More