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"Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome"




  1. photo Vitamin B1 deficiency can cause permanent brain damage and coma, but is rarely diagnosedVitamin B1 deficiency can cause permanent brain damage and coma, but is rarely diagnosedNews
    percent of Americans suffer from the extremes of Wernicke that lead to Korsakoff syndrome (KS)."Toxic and metabolic encephalopathies may range in severity from the acute confusional state to frank ," wroteRead more

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Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome

Disease

Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), also called wet brain, Korsakoff's psychosis, and alcoholic encephalopathy, is the combined presence of Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome. Due to the close relationship between these two disorders, patients suffering from both are usually diagnosed with WKS, as a single syndrome. It is a manifestation of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, a...More