Is physical rehabilitation effective for Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome? A case reportGenç, Aysun; Özdemir, Elif C.; Moustafa, Esra; Küçükdeveci, Ayşe A.International Journal of Rehabilitation Research: December 2018 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 - p 373–376 doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000303 Case reports Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome is a type of brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine, most commonly because of chronic alcohol misuse. It consists of two separate conditions including Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome. Various levels of cognitive impairments are associated with the severity of the syndrome. Although the effectiveness of thiamine replacement in the early phases of the syndrome is proven, the efficacy of subsequent treatments, which mainly include rehabilitation protocols after the development of Korsakoff syndrome, is not clear. This is the first report showing the positive effects of physical rehabilitation in a 48-year-old male patient with Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Correspondence to Aysun Genç, MD, Ankara Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Ibn-i Sina Hastanesi, 4, kat Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon AD, 06230, Sihhiye/Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 312 508 2822; fax: +90 312 508 3935; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received June 20, 2018 Accepted June 25, 2018 Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.