Prevention and treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

  title={Prevention and treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.},
  author={Christine C. Cook},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement},
  volume={35 1},
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is both common and associated with high morbidity and mortality and yet there is evidence that appropriate and effective prophylaxis and treatment are often not given. Effective treatment and prophylaxis may only be achieved by use of parenteral vitamin supplements, since oral supplements are not absorbed in significant amounts. Although there are rare anaphylactoid reactions associated with the use of parenteral thiamine preparations, the risks and consequences… CONTINUE READING

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