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Critical shortage of injectable thiamine in Australia

Simon Spedding and Matt D Gaughwin
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (10): 577-578.
Published online: 15 November 2004

To the Editor: There is no substitute for injectable thiamine in the treatment and prevention of Wernicke’s encephalopathy, for which the oral form of thiamine is considered inadequate.1 If the condition is not treated promptly with parenteral thiamine, permanent brain damage can occur.

  • Simon Spedding
  • Matt D Gaughwin


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