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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) classically, but not always, presents with the clinical triad of confusion, ataxia, and nystagmus. It is best conceptualized as 2 distinct syndromes, with one being characterized by an acute/subacute confusional state and often reversible findings of Wernicke encephalopathy (a type of delirium) and the other by persistent and irreversible findings of Korsakoff dementia. (See Clinical […]

The Dangers of Korsakoff Syndrome

 April 1, 2016 by Tim Powers  Alcohol is a dangerous drug–a very dangerous drug. While the use of alcohol has become part of the common fabric of many social gatherings and it widely available for purchase on literally every street corner, alcohol misuse and abuse continues to be widespread throughout the United States and remains […]