What history findings suggest Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Glen L Xiong, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Other conditions that can be associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome include the following:

  • Weight loss or reduced body mass index

  • High starch/carbohydrate intake to the exclusion of a balanced diet

  • Intellectual impairment or autism with a diet restricted to one or a few foods.

  • Recurrent vomiting (eg, profound hyperemesis gravidum)

  • Comorbid malnutrition associated conditions such as pellagra, iron-deficiency anemia, amblyopia, and polyneuropathy from vitamin B-12 deficiency

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