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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