An association of Gayet-Wernicke and Korsakoff' syndromes frequently observed in alcoholic, nutritionally deficient patients with the Gayet-Wernicke syndrome. Patients develop symptoms of the Korsakoff syndrome, mainly amnesia with a tendency to confabulate with or without polyneuropathy.
- K. Wernicke:
Die acute, hämorrhagische Polioencephalitis superior.
In his: Lehrbuch der Gehirnkrankheiten; Kassel, Fischer, and Berlin, 1881, 22: 229-242.
- S. S. Korsakoff:
Ob alkogol’nom paraliche.
Westnick Psychiatrii, Moscow, 1887, volume 4.
Über eine besondere Form psychiser Störung kombiniert mit multipler Neuritis.
Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1890, 21: 669-704.
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