What is meant by wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

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P.V.ABHIGNA's picture

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WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF syndrome is caused due to the insufficient intake or impaired intestinal absorption of thiamine and is characterized by loss of memory, apathy and rhythmical to and fro motion of eye balls. This disorder is mostly seen in alcoholics as body demands for thiamine increase in alcoholism. REF:BIOCHEMISTRY-Dr.U.Satyanarayana and Dr.U.Chakrapani.3rd EDITION .Page-137

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Uma Pratyusha's picture

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It is a syndrome of alcoholics occurs due to insufficient or improper absorption of thiamine. It's symptoms include, loss of memory, apathy, rhythmical to nd fro motion of eye balls etc. ref: Biochemistry by U.Satyanarayana, 3rd edition, Page-137

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