anterior superior polioencephalitis


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anterior superior polioencephalitis

Inflammatory changes in the gray matter around the third ventricle, the anterior portion of the fourth ventricle, and the aqueduct of Sylvius. It is characterized by ocular abnormalities, mental disturbances, and ataxia. The origin of the disease is thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. Synonym: Korsakoff's syndrome
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