Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Evaluation

Evaluation of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone that has Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome with:


Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome References
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