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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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Robyn Jorimann
10 May 2022
Well done
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Michelle Bone
18 Jun 2020
Article very informative. Covering topic appropriately.
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Maureen Ward
16 May 2022
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very helpful
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Robyn Allen
06 May 2022
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Informative
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Meryl Elliman
17 May 2022
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Good, brief, informative
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Joy Rowlands
16 Sep 2020
Very informative as more people in aged care are presenting with this condition.
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19 May 2022
Great article !
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