Wernicke-Korsakoff’s psychosis


Wernicke’s encephalopathy (acute) (Thiamine, B1, deficiency)

  • Confusion
  • Ophthalmoplegia (paralysis of one or more extraocular muscles responsible for eye movements)
  • Ataxia
  • Thought (memory) impairment

Korsakoff’s psychosis (Also thiamine, B1, deficiency)

  • Retrograde amnesia (severe memory loss)
  • Anterograde amnesia
  • Confabulation
  • Kan’t be bothered – lose interest in things quickly.

Wernicke-korsakoff’s triad

Alcoholics drink CANs of beer

  • Confusion
  • Ataxia
  • Nystagmus

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