an axon loss polyneuropathy noted in beriberi, chronic alcoholism, and other clinical states, resulting from thiamin deficiency.
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alcoholic neuropathyA nutritional neuropathy secondary to chronic alcohol abuse, which is exacerbated by specific nutritional deficiencies—e.g., thiamin and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Burning pain and weakness of legs with atrophy and fasciculations, paraesthesias (usually acral), decreased tactile and position sense, ataxia, ulcers of immobile parts, sensory defects, muscle weakness and cramps, heat intolerance, impotence, dysuria, dysphagia, speech impairment, diarrhoea, constipation.
Diet, thiamin, vitamin B12.
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