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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome malady

Categories: Rare diseases, Metabolic diseases

Aliases & Classifications for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Aliases & Descriptions for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:

Name: Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome 12 50 51 14 69
Korsakoff Syndrome 12 52 42
Korsakoff's Psychosis 12
Korsakoff's Syndrome 12
Korsakov's Psychosis 12
Korsakov Psychosis 12

Characteristics:

HPO:

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wernicke-korsakoff syndrome:
Inheritance autosomal recessive inheritance


Classifications:



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Disease Ontology 12 DOID:10915
MeSH 42 D020915
UMLS 69 C0349464

Summaries for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

NIH Rare Diseases : 50 wernicke-korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder, due to thiamine deficiency that has been associated with both wernicke's encephalopathy and korsakoff syndrome. the term refers to two different syndromes, each representing a different stage of the disease. wernicke's encephalopathy represents the "acute" phase and korsakoff's syndrome represents the "chronic" phase. however, they are used interchangeable in many sites. wernicke's encephalopathy is characterized by confusion, abnormal stance and gait (ataxia), and abnormal eye movements (nystagmus). korsakoff's syndrome is observed in a small number of patients. it is a type of dementia, characterized by memory loss and confabulation (filling in of memory gaps with data the patient can readily recall) and involvement of the heart, vascular, and nervous system. wernicke-korsakoff syndrome mainly results from chronic alcohol use, but also from dietary deficiencies, prolonged vomiting, eating disorders, systemic diseases (cancer, aids, infections), bariatric surgery, transplants, or the effects of chemotherapy. studies indicate that there may be some genetic predisposition for the disease. treatment involves supplementing the diet with thiamine. wernicke encephalopathy is an acute syndrome and requires emergency treatment to prevent death and neurologic complications. in cases where the diagnosis is not confirmed, patients should still be treated while additional evaluations are completed.  last updated: 7/26/2016

MalaCards based summary : Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as korsakoff syndrome, is related to cerebral beriberi and korsakoff's amnesic syndrome, and has symptoms including ataxia, ophthalmoplegia and ptosis. An important gene associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is TKT (Transketolase), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Metabolism and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. The drugs Thiamine and Folic Acid have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include brain, heart and eye, and related phenotype is adipose tissue.

NINDS : 51 Wernicke's encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine (vitamin B1). It may result from alcohol abuse, dietary deficiencies, prolonged vomiting, eating disorders, or the effects of chemotherapy. B1 deficiency causes damage to the brain's thalamus and hypothalamus. Symptoms include mental confusion, vision problems, coma, hypothermia, low blood pressure, and lack of muscle coordination (ataxia). Korsakoff syndrome (also called Korsakoff's amnesic syndrome) is a memory disorder that results from vitamin B1 deficiency and is associated with alcoholism. Korsakoff's syndrome damages nerve cells and supporting cells in the brain and spinal cord, as well as the part of the brain involved with memory. Symptoms include amnesia, tremor, coma, disorientation, and vision problems, The disorder's main features are problems in acquiring new information or establishing new memories, and in retrieving previous memories. Although Wernicke's and Korsakoff's are related disorders, some scientists believe them to be different stages of the same disorder, which is called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Wernicke's encephalopathy represents the "acute" phase of the disorder and Korsakoff's amnesic syndrome represents the disorder progressing to a "chronic" or long-lasting stage.

Wikipedia : 71 Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is the combined presence of Wernicke\'s encephalopathy (WE) and... more...

Related Diseases for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Diseases related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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id Related Disease Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 cerebral beriberi 11.2
2 korsakoff's amnesic syndrome 11.2
3 beriberi 11.2
4 wernicke encephalopathy 11.2
5 cerebritis 10.3
6 encephalopathy 10.2
7 neuronitis 10.2
8 anorexia nervosa 10.1
9 alcohol abuse 10.1
10 dementia 10.1
11 polyneuropathy 10.1
12 ataxia 10.1
13 contagious pustular dermatitis 10.0 ACHE SERPINA3
14 cerebral atrophy 10.0
15 creutzfeldt-jakob disease 10.0
16 dysphagia 10.0
17 lymphoma 10.0
18 head injury 10.0
19 anterograde amnesia 10.0
20 peritonitis 10.0
21 encephalitis 10.0
22 brainstem auditory evoked responses 10.0
23 vaginal glandular tumor 9.9 SLC19A2 TPK1
24 malignant secondary hypertension 9.9 SLC19A2 TKT TPK1
25 hyperbiliverdinemia 9.9 DLST OGDH
26 gastrojejunal ulcer 8.8 ACHE DLST KIAA0753 OGDH SERPINA3 SLC19A2

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Diseases related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Symptoms & Phenotypes for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Human phenotypes related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:

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id Description HPO Frequency HPO Source Accession
1 ataxia 32 HP:0001251
2 ophthalmoplegia 32 HP:0000602
3 ptosis 32 HP:0000508
4 memory impairment 32 HP:0002354
5 psychosis 32 HP:0000709
6 coma 32 HP:0001259
7 polyneuropathy 32 HP:0001271
8 confusion 32 HP:0001289
9 horizontal nystagmus 32 HP:0000666

UMLS symptoms related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:


ataxia, ophthalmoplegia

MGI Mouse Phenotypes related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:

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id Description MGI Source Accession Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 adipose tissue MP:0005375 8.92 ACHE KIAA0753 OGDH TKT

Drugs & Therapeutics for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Drugs for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (from DrugBank, HMDB, Dgidb, PharmGKB, IUPHAR, NovoSeek, BitterDB):

(show all 37)
id Name Status Phase Clinical Trials Cas Number PubChem Id
1
Thiamine Approved, Nutraceutical, Vet_approved Phase 4,Phase 3 59-43-8 1130
2
Folic Acid Approved, Nutraceutical, Vet_approved Phase 4,Phase 3 59-30-3 6037
3 Vitamin B Complex Phase 4,Phase 3
4 Vitamins Phase 4,Phase 3
5 Micronutrients Phase 4,Phase 3
6 Trace Elements Phase 4,Phase 3
7 Thiamin Nutraceutical Phase 4,Phase 3
8 Folate Nutraceutical Phase 4,Phase 3
9 Vitamin B9 Nutraceutical Phase 4,Phase 3
10
Diphenhydramine Approved Phase 3 58-73-1, 147-24-0 3100
11
Histamine Approved, Investigational Phase 3 75614-87-8, 51-45-6 774
12
Promethazine Approved Phase 3 60-87-7 4927
13 Anesthetics Phase 3
14 Anesthetics, Local Phase 3
15 Anti-Allergic Agents Phase 3
16 Antiemetics Phase 3
17 Antipruritics Phase 3
18 Autonomic Agents Phase 3
19 Central Nervous System Depressants Phase 3
20 Dermatologic Agents Phase 3
21 Gastrointestinal Agents Phase 3
22 Histamine Antagonists Phase 3
23 Histamine H1 Antagonists Phase 3
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Histamine Phosphate Phase 3 51-74-1 65513
25 Hypnotics and Sedatives Phase 3
26 Neurotransmitter Agents Phase 3
27 Peripheral Nervous System Agents Phase 3
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Pyruvate Approved, Nutraceutical
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Glucosamine Approved, Nutraceutical 3416-24-8 439213
30 Adjuvants, Immunologic
31 Antioxidants
32 Benphothiamine
33 Chelating Agents
34 Protective Agents
35 Tezosentan
36 Thioctic Acid
37 Alpha-lipoic Acid Nutraceutical

Interventional clinical trials:


id Name Status NCT ID Phase
1 Optimum Thiamine Intervention (OpTIn) Trial Recruiting NCT02788552 Phase 4
2 Does Thiamine Help Vomiting and Nausea in Pregnancy? Terminated NCT00861523 Phase 3
3 From Uncomplicated Alcoholism to Korsakoff's Syndrome Unknown status NCT01455207
4 Study of Dry Beriberi in Mayotte, Comoro Archipelago Unknown status NCT00934349
5 Thiamin (Vitamin B1) Levels in Eating Disorder Adolescent Patients Unknown status NCT02164487
6 Models of Disordered Knowledge and Memory Systems in Dementia and Related Disorders Completed NCT00004557
7 Reactive Oxygen Species in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Complications Completed NCT00703989
8 The Effect of tDCS on Subcortical Brain Functioning Enrolling by invitation NCT01602276

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Anatomical Context for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

MalaCards organs/tissues related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:

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Brain, Heart, Eye, Spinal Cord, Hypothalamus, Thalamus, Liver

Publications for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Articles related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome:

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id Title Authors Year
1
Psychiatric Emergencies for Clinicians: Emergency Department Management of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 27553920 )
2016
2
Olmesartan-induced Enteropathy Manifesting as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 27980272 )
2016
3
Vitamin B1-deficient mice show impairment of hippocampus-dependent memory formation and loss of hippocampal neurons and dendritic spines: potential microendophenotypes of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 27576603 )
2016
4
Severe Infections are Common in Thiamine Deficiency and May be Related to Cognitive Outcomes: A Cohort Study of 68 Patients With Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 27498674 )
2016
5
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients with cancer: a systematic review. ( 27300674 )
2016
6
Nonalcoholic Thiamine-Related Encephalopathy (Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome) Among Inpatients With Cancer: A Series of 18 Cases. ( 26791514 )
2016
7
Cancer-related Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 27299273 )
2016
8
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome not related to alcohol use: a systematic review. ( 25589780 )
2015
9
A Case of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Treated 1 Year After the Onset of Symptoms. ( 27057403 )
2015
10
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome as a Consequence of Delusional Food Refusal: A Case Study. ( 26705268 )
2015
11
Spatial cognitive deficits in an animal model of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome are related to changes in thalamic VDAC protein concentrations. ( 25766938 )
2015
12
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in a patient with self-neglect associated with severe depression. ( 25057374 )
2014
13
Unusual presentation of uncommon disease: anorexia nervosa presenting as wernicke-korsakoff syndrome-a case report from southeast Asia. ( 24963430 )
2014
14
Neural Correlate of Anterograde Amnesia in Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 25148770 )
2014
15
Thiamine for prevention and treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in people who abuse alcohol. ( 23818100 )
2013
16
Biomarkers of delirium as a clue to diagnosis and pathogenesis of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 23790077 )
2013
17
Isolated prospective confabulation in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: a case for reality filtering. ( 22512690 )
2013
18
Wernicke-korsakoff syndrome in primary peritoneal cancer. ( 24474922 )
2013
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Brain and behavioral pathology in an animal model of Wernicke's encephalopathy and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 22192411 )
2012
20
Evolution of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in self-neglecting alcoholics: preliminary results of relation with Wernicke-delirium and diabetes mellitus. ( 22332852 )
2012
21
Wernicke-Korsakoff-syndrome: under-recognized and under-treated. ( 23157990 )
2012
22
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in the course of thyrotoxicosis - a case report. ( 21528481 )
2011
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Teaching neuroimages: bilateral anterior thalami and fornix macrohemorrhage in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 22123785 )
2011
24
Beyond alcoholism: Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients with psychiatric disorders. ( 22134191 )
2011
25
Stage-dependent alterations of progenitor cell proliferation and neurogenesis in an animal model of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 21440532 )
2011
26
Complete recovery from undertreated Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome following aggressive thiamine treatment. ( 20364001 )
2010
27
Anorexia nervosa and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: a case report. ( 20646296 )
2010
28
Cholinergic dysfunction and amnesia in patients with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. ( 19960210 )
2010
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Neuroimaging of the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 19066199 )
2009
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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) in Australia: no room for complacency. ( 18584388 )
2008
31
Severe dysphagia as the presenting symptom of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in a non-alcoholic man. ( 18379741 )
2008
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Correlation between phosphorylation level of a hippocampal 86kDa protein and extinction of a behaviour in a model of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 17395279 )
2007
33
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 16369858 )
2006
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A clinical and radiographic variant of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in a nonalcoholic patient. ( 17159109 )
2006
35
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for the treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome--three further cases show response to donepezil. ( 15596427 )
2005
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Direct genomic PCR sequencing of the high affinity thiamine transporter (SLC19A2) gene identifies three genetic variants in Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome (WKS). ( 16015585 )
2005
37
Eating avoidance disorder and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome following gastric bypass: an under-diagnosed association. ( 16197798 )
2005
38
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. ( 16209289 )
2005
39
Functional MRI study of diencephalic amnesia in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 15817513 )
2005
40
Cholinergic parameters and the retrieval of learned and re-learned spatial information: a study using a model of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. ( 15922063 )
2005
41
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and galantamine. ( 15232056 )
2004
42
Thiamine for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in people at risk from alcohol abuse. ( 14974055 )
2004
43
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and alcohol-induced persistent dementia. ( 15555036 )
2004
44
Increased cerebellar PET glucose metabolism corresponds to ataxia in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 14998834 )
2004
45
Repeated clinical episodes of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 15298591 )
2004
46
A placebo-controlled study of memantine (Ebixa) in dementia of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 12858653 )
2003
47
Persistence of disturbed thalamic glucose metabolism in a case of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 14561428 )
2003
48
Reversible acute axonal polyneuropathy associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: impaired physiological nerve conduction due to thiamine deficiency? ( 12700319 )
2003
49
FDG-PET findings in the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. ( 14584565 )
2003
50
A cluster of polyneuropathy and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in a bariatric unit. ( 12082882 )
2002

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Expression for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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GO Terms for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Cellular components related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

id Name GO ID Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex GO:0045252 8.62 DLST OGDH

Biological processes related to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

id Name GO ID Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 metabolic process GO:0008152 9.58 DLST OGDH TKT
2 generation of precursor metabolites and energy GO:0006091 9.37 DLST OGDH
3 tricarboxylic acid cycle GO:0006099 9.32 DLST OGDH
4 glyoxylate metabolic process GO:0046487 9.26 DLST OGDH
5 cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process GO:0034641 9.16 DLST OGDH
6 lysine catabolic process GO:0006554 8.96 DLST OGDH
7 thiamine-containing compound metabolic process GO:0042723 8.62 SLC19A2 TPK1

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