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(bĕr′ē-bĕr′ē)

[Singhalese, reduplication of beri, weakness]
A disease marked by peripheral neurologic, cerebral, and cardiovascular abnormalities and caused by a lack of thiamine. Early deficiency produces fatigue, irritability, poor memory, sleep disturbances, chest pain, anorexia, abdominal discomfort, and constipation. Beriberi is endemic in Asia, the Philippines, and other islands of the Pacific.
SYN: SEE: kakke

ETIOLOGY
Deficiency is caused by subsistence on highly polished rice, which has lost all thiamine content through the milling process. Secondary deficiency can arise from decreased absorption, impaired absorption, or impaired utilization of thiamine.

TREATMENT
Treatment consists of oral or parenteral administration of thiamine and eating a balanced diet.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Beriberi." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745484/all/beriberi.
Beriberi. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745484/all/beriberi. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Beriberi. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745484/all/beriberi
Beriberi [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745484/all/beriberi.
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