Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wernicke's Encephalopathy Outlook

What to expect with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome:

  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome responds well to treatment.
  • Long-standing Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome can cause permanent damage to the brain.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Wernicke's Encephalopathy References
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