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Korsakoff Syndrome

An acquired cognitive disorder characterized by inattentiveness and the inability to form short term memories. This disorder is frequently associated with chronic ALCOHOLISM; but it may also result from dietary deficiencies; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NEOPLASMS; CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; ENCEPHALITIS; EPILEPSY; and other conditions. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)

Year introduced: 2000

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.606.525.400, C23.888.592.604.529.400, F01.700.625.400

MeSH Unique ID: D020915

Entry Terms:

  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndromes
  • Korsakoff Psychosis
  • Korsakoff Psychoses
  • Psychoses, Korsakoff
  • Psychosis, Korsakoff

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