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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a serious brain disorder that can
develop in people who drink alcohol excessively over time. Symptoms include
blurred vision, rapid movement of the eyes, and difficulty walking.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a combination of two conditions:
Wernicke syndrome and Korsakoff syndrome.
Treatment for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome includes replacement of
thiamine, proper nutrition and body fluids (hydration), and avoiding alcohol
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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