Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome


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Related to Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Wernicke's encephalopathy, thiamine, pellagra, beriberi

Wer·nick·e-Kor·sa·koff syndrome

 (vĕr′nĭ-kē-kôr′sə-kôf′, -kŏf′, -nĭ-kə-)
n.
A neurological disorder usually associated with severe alcoholism and subsequent thiamine deficiency, marked by the signs of Wernicke's encephalopathy in the acute phase followed by the chronic memory loss and disorientation of Korsakoff syndrome.
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Ultimately, the patient may develop infantile beriberi, shock, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, or even death.
TD is known to cause neuron impairments such as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.
The Wernicke-korsakoff Syndrome and Related Disorders Due to Alcoholism and Malnutrition.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is used to refer to the presence of both WE and KS because of the close relationship between the two disorders.
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