David C. Fipps, DO. Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Shirshendu Sinha, MBBS, MD. Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Fipps and Dr. Sinha have no financial relationships with companies related to this material.
Wernicke’s encephalopathy arises from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and can evolve into Korsakoff's syndrome, marked by memory deficits and confabulation. Timely detection is key to halting the progression of symptoms. Here: A guide to what signs to watch for and how to treat this disorder.