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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health Development, No. 99.13: Thiamine Deficiency and its Prevention and Control in Major Emergencies

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health Development, No. 99.13: Thiamine Deficiency and its Prevention and Control in Major Emergencies  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health Development, No. 99.13. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Acknowledgements The Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization (WHO), wishes to thank all those who generously gave their time to comment on an earlier draft version, especially Rita Bhatia, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Andy Seal, Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health (ICH), London, and Kenneth Bailey from the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO, whose suggestions are reflected herein. Grateful acknowledgement is due to Professor Prakash S. Shetty, Head, Public Health Nutrition Unit, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, for his tireless efforts to ensure the review’s completeness and technical accuracy and also to Carol Aldous for preparing the document for publication.

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Contents Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i List of Tables and Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi Thiamine deficiency: Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Recent outbreaks of thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 In the general population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 In refugee populations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Risk factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Signs and symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Adult thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Infantile thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pure cardiologic or pernicious form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Aphonic form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pseudo meningitic form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wernicke-Korsakov Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Subclinical thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Biochemical detection of thiamine deficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Outbreaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Past theories on causes and prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

 
 



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