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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Introduction

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: A rare degenerative brain disorder caused by thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency. Chronic alcoholics are prone to this condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Treatments for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Deaths

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis more »

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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Prognosis for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Prognosis for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: good with early treatment, possible death without

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, or a subtype of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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