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Verminderde vergrijzing en M. Korsakov; toeval of een voorbeeld van serendiptisme?

  • M.Ch. Doorakkers (a1), S. Tuinier (a1), A.E.S. Sijben (a1), A.J. Wester (a1), R.J. Meijer (a1) and W.M.A. Verhoeven (a1) (a2)...

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The clinical observation that patients with an alcohol amnestic disorder get grey hair at a higher age was investigated by comparing a group of Korsakov patients and patients with alcohol abuse with a reference sample from the literature. Korsakoff patients appeared to be significantly less grey than age-matched alcoholics and controls. Some putative etiological factors including the mechanism of apoptosis are discussed.

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Vincent van Gogh Instituut, Postbus 5, 5800 AA Venray

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