Beriberi, ailment caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine), the symptoms of which may include weight loss, emotional disturbances, impaired sensory perception, weakness, and periods of irregular heartbeat. "Beriberi," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Brief article describes the first reported case of this disease in 1642.
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Explains what the disorder is, the causes, symptoms, signs, lab results, diagnosis and x-ray results.
Provides alternate names, description, causes and risk factors, treatment, signs and tests, treatment, and prognosis of this disease caused by thiamine (B1) deficiency.
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