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RGD uses the Human Disease Ontology (DO, for disease curation across species. RGD automatically downloads each new release of the ontology on a monthly basis. Some additional terms which are required for RGD's curation purposes but are not currently covered in the official version of DO have been added. As corresponding terms are added to DO, these custom terms are retired and the DO terms substituted in existing annotations and subsequently used for curation.

Term:Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
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Accession:DOID:10915 term browser browse the term
Definition:An acquired cognitive disorder characterized by inattentiveness and the inability to form short term memories. This disorder is frequently associated with chronic ALCOHOLISM; but it may also result from dietary deficiencies; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NEOPLASMS; CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; ENCEPHALITIS; EPILEPSY; and other conditions. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ALCOHOL-INDUCED ENCEPHALOPATHY;   Korsakoff Psychosis;   Korsakoff psychoses;   Korsakoff syndrome;   Korsakoff's psychosis;   Korsakoff's syndrome;   Korsakov psychosis;   Korsakov's psychosis;   Wernicke-Korsakoff syndromes;   transketolase defect
 primary_id: MESH:D020915
 alt_id: OMIM:277730
 xref: NCI:C35764;   NCI:C84803
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  disease 16937
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    Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases 5219
      disease of metabolism 5219
        acquired metabolic disease 2796
          nutrition disease 903
            Malnutrition 207
              nutritional deficiency disease 198
                Avitaminosis 121
                  Vitamin B Deficiency 71
                    thiamine deficiency disease 4
                      Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome 0
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