Problem

Wernicke's encephalopathy

Nature:
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.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Nervous system
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
25.12.2017 – 23:38 CET