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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
beriberi

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Description

Thiamine deficiency is a condition caused by a lack of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the body. It can lead to a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, confusion, irritability, muscle weakness, and digestive problems. Severe thiamine deficiency can cause a condition called beriberi, which can lead to heart failure, nerve damage, and even death. Thiamine deficiency is most commonly caused by a poor diet, alcoholism, or certain medical conditions. Treatment typically involves taking thiamine supplements and eating a balanced diet.

Synonyms
  • thiamine deficiency
  • vitamin B1 deficiency
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abdominal pain
  • anorexia
  • chest pain
  • constipation
  • irritability
  • muscle cramps
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • dependent edema
  • hypotension
  • muscle atrophy
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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