A Case of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

Q- Foci of hemorrhage and necrosis in which of the following parts of the brain is characteristic of Wernicke’s encephalopathy?

A- Anterior pituitary

B- Basal ganglia

C- Mamillary bodies

D- Posterior pituitary

C- Mamillary bodies- This disease is common in alcoholics and characterized by foci of hemorrhage in mamillary bodies and around ventricular regions of thalamus and hypothalamus.

Q- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone is produced by which of the following nuclei of hypothalamus?

A-Anterior nucleus

B- Arcuate nucleus

C- Dorsomedial nucleus

D- Ventromedial nucleus

B- Arcuate nucleus- It produces dopamine, corticotropin-releasing hormone, GH releasing hormone, thyrotropin-releasing hormone and somatostatin.

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