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What is Wenicke-Korsakoff syndrome?

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome causes a loss of specific brain functions due to a lack of vitamin B1, or thiamine, which is an essential vitamin involved in helping the body make energy from carbohydrates. It also helps the heart, nervous system and muscles to function properly. It’s found in pasta, whole grains, lean meats, fish, fortified… What is Wenicke-Korsakoff syndrome?   

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

When persistent learning and memory deficits are present in patients with Wernicke encephalopathy (a clinical triad of confusion, ataxia, and nystagmus [or ophthalmoplegia]), the symptom complex is often called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Clinically, this term is best conceptualized as 2 distinct syndromes, with one being characterized by an acute/subacute confusional state and often reversible findings… Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome   

An Overview Of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a neurological disorder. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s Psychosis are the acute and chronic phases, respectively, of the same disease.

WKS is caused by a deficiency in the B vitamin thiamine. Thiamine plays a role in metabolizing glucose to produce energy for the brain. An absence of thiamine therefore… An Overview Of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome   

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as Wet Brain

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is also known as: Korsakoff’s psychosis, alcoholic encephalopathy, Wernicke’s disease, or more commonly referred to as wet brain. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is caused by a Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and causes a severe memory disorder. Chronic, heavy consumption of alcohol can lead to this thiamine deficiency and cause wet brain. Wet brain can… Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as Wet Brain   

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