Karl Wernicke

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Noun1.Karl Wernicke - German neurologist best known for his studies of aphasia (1848-1905)
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Chronic Neurological Manifestations of Alcoholics n=150 Chronic Manifestations Present(%) Absent(%) Peripheral neuropathy 42 (28) 108 (72) Cerebellar degeneration 25 (16.7) 125 (83.3) Wernicke syndrome 10 (6.7) 140 (93.3) Korsakoff psychosis 2 (1.3) 148 (98.7) Table 3.
Thiamine deficiency can cause Wernicke syndrome (also called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome), which is a disorder of the nervous system characterized by confusion, gait abnormalities, and paralysis of certain eye muscles.