Mondo Description A syndrome which occurs in individuals with a history of alcohol abuse. It is caused by prolonged alcohol-induced neurological damage and malnutrition including vitamin and electrolyte deficiencies. Clinical signs include altered mental status, visual impairment and decreased muscle coordination. The clinical course varies and is, in part, dependent upon the severity of symptoms at presentation. The prognosis is poor and worsens if alcohol abuse continues.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0044333: alcohol-induced Wernicke-Korsakoff's syndrome