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Beriberi Summary

Description: A disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) and characterized by polyneuritis, cardiac pathology, and edema. The epidemic form is found primarily in areas in which white (polished) rice is the staple food, as in Japan, China, the Philippines, India, and other countries of southeast Asia. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Drugs and Agents for Beriberi

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Thiamine (Aneurin) : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 96 results : FDA 6
  2. Vitamins : 2 outcomes in 14 results : IBA
  3. Thiamine Pyrophosphate : 2 studies in 8 results : IBA
  4. Transketolase : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  5. citreoviridin : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  6. Folic Acid (Vitamin M) : 5 results : FDA 50 Generic
  7. Vitamin B Complex (B Vitamins) : 3 results : IBA
  8. Lactic Acid : 2 results : FDA 4 Generic
  9. Pyruvic Acid (Pyruvate) : 2 results : IBA
  10. Micronutrients : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Beriberi

  1. Heart Failure
  2. Wernicke Encephalopathy (Wernicke's Encephalopathy)
  3. Heart Diseases (Heart Disease)
  4. Cardiogenic Shock
  5. Pulmonary Hypertension (Ayerza Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Beriberi

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  1. Total Parenteral Nutrition : 1 study in 5 results
  2. Parenteral Nutrition : 5 results
  3. Bariatric Surgery : 4 results
  4. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 2 results
  5. Traditional Medicine (Folk Remedies) : 2 results
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