Wernicke-Korsakoff’s psychosis features

Wernicke’s encephalopathy (acute, reversible)

Reversible COAT

  • Reversible condition and acute
  • Confusion and altered consciousness with disorientation
  • Ophthalmoplegia – abducens and conjugate gaze palsy (90%)
  • ATaxia (90%)

RACK

  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Anterograde amnesia
  • Confabulation
  • Kan’t be bothered  – apathy, reduced initiative

Both due to thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency

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