DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome [DOID:10915]

Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (also called wet brain, Korsakoff's psychosis, alcoholic encephalopathy, Wernicke's disease, and encephalopathy - alcoholic) is a manifestation of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, or beriberi. This is usually secondary to alcohol abuse. It mainly causes vision changes, ataxia and impaired memory.

Synonyms:  Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome,  DOID:10915,  WernickeKorsakoff syndrome,  Wernicke-Korsakoff disease,  Wernicke-Korsakoff disorder ...