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Neuropathologic Features of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Adult Thiamine Deficiency)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Alcoholics and other malnourished patients with thiamine deficiency (see 12.01.15) may develop Wernicke's encephalopathy and/or Korsakoff's psychosis. Several neuropathologic findings can be found in the brains of patients with this syndrome.

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