a syndrome stemming from persistent alcoholism or nutritional deficiencies, correlated to deficiency of vitamin B. The syndrome is marked by a minor ataxia, confusional phase, and occulomotor difficulties, followed by persistent alterations in cognitive status and memory. Lesions are central to the cerebellum, midbrain, and diencephalon.

WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF SYNDROME: "The Wernicke- Korsakoff syndrome can cause brain damage if it goes untreated. "
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