A woman with thyrotoxicosis- and hyperemesis gravidarum-associated Wernicke's encephalopathy

Anaforoğlu I., YILDIZ B., INCECAYIR O., Algun E.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, vol.33, no.3, pp.285-289, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-289
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Although hyperthyroidism arising from primary thyroid disease is rare in pregnancy, transient gestational hyperthyroidism is not uncommon. This condition can be associated with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), and Wernicke's encephalopathy. We present the case of a woman with toxic nodular goiter complicating HG-associated Wernicke's encephalopathy.