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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Vanessa Cardy, MD and Mel Herbert, MD MBBS FAAEM
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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Vanessa Cardy MD and Mel Herbert MD

  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy can be life-threatening
    • Ataxia
    • Poor coordination
    • Nystagmus
    • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Korsakoff’s syndrome
    • Memory loss
    • Apathy
    • Confabulation
  • Treatment
    • Thiamine before glucose
    • Give magnesium with thiamine
    • Screen for other effects of chronic alcoholism

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