LPT05 - Treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Aug 2005)

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This is an academic presentation first given in 2005 to discuss the treatments available for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (alcohol related cognitive impairment)

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LPT05 - Treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Aug 2005)

  1. 1. Case Presentation Update on controversies and research Alex Mitchell Nasser Abdelmawla alex.mitchell@leicspart.nhs.uk alex.mitchell@leicspart.nhs.uk Neuropsychiatry Meeting 23 August 2005 Neuropsychiatry Meeting 23 August 2005
  2. 2. • History Did Wernicke and Korsakoff recognise both presentations? • Clinical Features Is there a characteristic triad to Wernicke’s syndrome? Is amnesia focal in Korsakoff’s syndrome? • Pathology Pathophysiology Where is the lesion? What is the role of direct alcohol neurotoxicity? • Treatment Is treatment entirely symptomatic?

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