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Wernicke's syndrome


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A neuropsychiatric disorder with peripheral neuropathy, memory loss, and progressive dementia, caused by thiamine deficiency, characteristically seen in advanced stages of chronic alcoholism. It was identified by the Polish-German physician Carl Wernicke (1848–1905).

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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