Disease Information for Alcohol amnestic disorder

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Alcohol facies
Alcohol drinking intolerance/new
Alcohol is 50 per cent of calorie intake
Malnourished/poor nutrition status/signs
Alcohol on breath/odor of alcohol
Characteristic breath odor
Agnosognosia (Insite/awareness failure)
Altered mental status Mental status change
Amnesia/event, retrograde/antegrade
Behavior problems
Blackouts/Event amnesia/temporary
Cognitive defect
Executive function loss/apathy/inertia
Hand tremors
Memory Loss in Elderly
Near recall/memory deficit/defect
Paucity of ideas/conversation
Personality change
Rapidly progressive dementia
Short term memory loss
Slurred speech
Slurred speech/Chronic
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Tremor in Elderly
Behavior/life plans erratic
Destructive Behavior
Poverty of thought
Scattered thought process
Failure to Thrive/Adult
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Prognosis bad/usually
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Alcoholism/chronic alcoholic
Patient/Excess alcohol habit
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Middle-aged adult
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
RBC Transketolase activity (LAB)
Thiamine/Vitamin B1 (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CDT [Carbohydrate-Deficience Transferrin test]/Abnormal
Ethanol blood level/toxin (Lab)
Pyruvate, plasma (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
PATH/Brain Mammillary bodies defect/lesion
PATH/Brain/Glial proliferation/ganglion cell lysis
CT Scan
MRI/Head Mammillary Body lesions
MRI/Head/Medial Thalamus Lesion
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Creutzfeld-Jacob disease
Hepatic encephalopathy
Associated Disease & Complications
Alcohol dementia
CNS disease/involvement
Hypothalamic lesion
Neurobehavior Problems
Organic brain syndrome
Secondary Psychosis/Symptomatic
Sedation/torpor induced
Demyelinating Disease
Disease Synergy - Causes
Risk factor/Alcoholism
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Limbic System Lesion/Defect
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology/Mammillary bodies/lesion
Pathophysiology/Thiamine/pyrophosphate neurol metab
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Complicating/Specific process disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
PROCESS/Psychoses disorder (ex)
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Drug Therapy - Indication
Other Treatments
TX/Discontinue Toxin/Abuse

A mental disorder associated with chronic ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) and nutritional deficiencies characterized by short term memory loss, confabulations, and disturbances of attention. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)


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