nutritional polyneuropathy

nu·trit·ion·al pol·y·neu·rop·a·thy

an axon loss polyneuropathy noted in beriberi, chronic alcoholism, and other clinical states, resulting from thiamin deficiency.

alcoholic neuropathy

A nutritional neuropathy secondary to chronic alcohol abuse, which is exacerbated by specific nutritional deficiencies—e.g., thiamin and vitamin B12 deficiency.
 
Clinical findings
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.
 
Management
Diet, thiamin, vitamin B12.
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In our daily practice, we frequently encounter cases of polyneuropathy, but nutritional polyneuropathy after bariatric surgery is a rare case for physiatrists.
It showed great benefit in nutritional polyneuropathy (26) and there is evidence that thiamine has a central cholinergic effect (27).
Thiamine tetrahyhdrofurfuryl disulfide in nutritional polyneuropathy. Eur Arch Psychiatry Neurol Sci 1990;239(4)2218-220.

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