Wernicke–Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS)

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) - the composite term for the dual presence of Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) and alcoholic Korsakoff syndrome - is a form of alcohol-related brain injury associated with long-term alcoholic behaviour.

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) refers to a condition where both Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) and Korsakoff syndrome (KS) are present in one individual. WKS is most commonly referred to as an alcohol-related brain injury, developed as a result of long-term alcohol abuse leading to severe thiamine deficiency. However, it can also develop in a handful of other conditions that lead to a thiamine deficiency.


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