Korsakoff’S Psychosis

(Korsakoff’s amnesic syndrome, Korsakoff’s psychosis) The Korsakoff’s psychosis is a late complication of persistent Wernicke encephalopathy, which leads to impaired memory, confabulations, confusion and behavioral changes. In 80% of untreated patients with Wernicke encephalopathy, a Korsakoff’s psychosis occurs. Severe alcoholism is a common underlying disease. It is not yet clear why a Korsakoff’s psychosis developed only in some patients with Wernicke’s encephalopathy. tremens a heavy or repeated Delirium can trigger…

September 3, 2018