Wernicke-Korsakoff

Definition of Wernicke-Korsakoff:

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome stems from causes similar to those of beriberi, depletion of the body's stores of thiamine (vitamin B1) from many years of malnutrition due to alcoholism.  Symptoms include anemia, anxiety, depression, and confusion.  About 40 percent of those affected also have anemia as a result of folic acid deficiency.

Topics Related to Wernicke-Korsakoff

Alcohol-related Problems

...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“...A thiamine deficiency is both the most common and the most serious of the B-vitamin deficiencies, since a deficiency causes beriberi and the Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome...”

Nutritional Deficiency Anemia

...relationship to Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
“About 40% of those with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also have anemia as a result of folic acid deficiency...”

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Wet brain Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome stems from causes similar to those of beriberi, depletion of the body's stores of thiamine (vitamin B1) from many years of malnutrition due to alcoholism...”
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