Beriberi is caused by a deficiency of which of the following vitamins?
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Beriberi is caused by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency.
Symptoms of beriberi include severe lethargy, as well as neural, GI, and cardiac deficits.
Dry beriberi affects the brain. Wet beriberi has cardiac involvement along with neuropathy.
Beriberi can be caused by prolonged dialysis, high doses of diuretics, and alcoholism.
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