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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Alcohol induced encephalopathy
  • Korsakoff's amnesic syndrome
  • Transketolase defect
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

  • Alzheimer's Association
    225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
    Chicago, IL 60601-7633
    Toll-free: 800-272-3900
    TTY: 866-403-3073
    Fax: 866-699-1246

  • Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
    180 Montgomery Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Toll-free: 800-445-8106
    Telephone: 415-434-3388
    Fax: 415-434-3508

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support