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Wernicke Encephalopathy

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder due to thiamine deficiency.

Causes
Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome are believed to be two stages of the same condition.

Wernicke’s encephalopathy is caused by damaging changes in the brain, usually due to a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine).

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome   



Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol misuse, but certain other conditions also can cause the syndrome.

About Korsakoff Syndrome
Thiamine (vitamin B-1) helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. When levels fall too low,… Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome   



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