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The Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
Am Fam Physician. 1980 Nov; 22(5):129-33.AF

Abstract

Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's psychosis represent a continuum of the same pathologic process. The etiology is an absolute deficiency of thiamine rather than a direct toxic effect of alcohol. The triad of Wernicke's encephalopathy--global confusional state, ophthalmoplegia and nystagmus, and ataxia--is occasionally seen in chronic alcoholics and is often attenuated by immediate thiamine treatment. The triad of Korsakoff's psychosis--memory loss, learning deficits and confabulation--may be seen in either the acute or the long-term care setting.

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eng

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7424767

Citation

Feinberg, J F.. "The Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome." American Family Physician, vol. 22, no. 5, 1980, pp. 129-33.
Feinberg JF. The Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Am Fam Physician. 1980;22(5):129-33.
Feinberg, J. F. (1980). The Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. American Family Physician, 22(5), 129-33.
Feinberg JF. The Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Am Fam Physician. 1980;22(5):129-33. PubMed PMID: 7424767.
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