Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Korsakoff syndrome is marked by remote memory impairment together with characteristic profound anterograde memory deficits, out of proportion to dysfunction in other cognitive domains, in a person who is fully alert and responsive. Korsakoff syndrome typically results from a deficiency of thiamine and then has a characteristic pathology, making it a specific disease condition, Korsakoff disease. Korsakoff disease is frequently associated with chronic alcohol abuse, but it has also been observed in the context of a number of other conditions that cause malnutrition or malabsorption.
Oct. 21, 2020