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Korsakoff Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by a severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol abuse, but some other conditions can also cause the syndrome.   About Korsakoff syndrome   Thiamine (Vitamin B-1) helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. If the mirrors fall too low, brain cells cannot generate enough energy to function properly. As a result, Korsakoff syndrome may develop.   Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol abuse, but can also be linked to AIDS, chronic infections,…

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