wet beriberi

wet ber·i·ber·i

edematous beriberi, in which congestive heart failure occurs in addition to polyneuropathy.
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Rarely, thiamine deficiency can cause cardiovascular compromise which is termed "wet beriberi" which could eventually lead to cardiac arrest [9].
(1) In fact, CHF may be part of the presentation of wet beriberi, the classic cardiovascular disease of thiamine deficiency, manifested by peripheral vasodilatation with increased cardiovascular output, myocardial lesions, sodium and water retention, and biventricular myocardial failure.