Wernicke's encephalopathy

This syndrome is characterized by impaired memory, confusion and lack of coordination, caused by deficiencies of vitamin B-1 (thiamine). Because the digestion system of alcoholics is unable to absorb sufficient vitamin B-1, this disorder, and its next stage Korsakoff's syndrome, are also features of alcoholism.
Medicine Nervous system
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST