Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is the clinical presentation of Wernicke's encephalopathy: confusion, truncal ataxia, and nystagmus plus the Korsakoff syndrome: amnesia, confabulation (an unconscious falsification of experience to fill in memory gaps), and impaired learning. It is due to advanced thiamine deficiency.
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