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do we have just anterograde amnesia(FA) or both antero and retro(GOLJAN)?

ANOTHER QUESTION,FA SAYS IN KORSAKOFF MAMILALRY BODIES ARE DAMAGED ,BUT I RMEMEBER FROM uw and also behaviral sience's lecture that thalamus is damaged in korsakoff,mamilalry bodies in wernike.

any idease?


Edited by doctorforever on Aug 09, 2010 - 10:33 AM


ya u r right......there is confusion

i checked dat on says both antero n retrograde amnesia in korsakoff

kaplan says.....dorsomedial nuc of thalamus damaged in wernicke-korsakoff
mamillary body ---wernicke encephalopathy

but wikipedia says mamillary body damaged in wernicke korsakoff

so it really depends wat options u got in d ques.............i would probably mark mamillary body

On Aug 13, 2010 - 6:20 PM, doctorforever responded:
thanks for input


Goljan 3rd RR pg 594 says:

- Korsakoff psychosis causes both anterograde and retrograde amnesia and there is hemmorage in the mamillary bodies

First Aid 2010 pg 441 says the same thing:

- classic anterograde amnesia caused by thiamine deficiency. Leads
to bilateral destruction of mammillary bodies. May also lead to some retrograde

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