Korsakoff's Syndrome

Korsakoff's Syndrome is a medical condition that is most commonly associated with alcohol addiction, however it can have other causes such as AIDS, chronic infections, poor nutrition, and certain other conditions. It is the result of a severe deficit of Thiamine (vitamin B1) that is associated with long-term alcohol abuse. In alcohol abuse cases it usually follows a bout of Wernicke's Ecephalopathy and for this reason is frequently known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.

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