What is the prognosis of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS)?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Glen L Xiong, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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As many as 25% of patients with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome require long-term supervised care or institutionalization. [31] Patients depending on long-term care usually have comorbidity in more than one domain (somatic and psychiatric). [32]

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