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Title: Autonomic and peripheral neuropathy in chronic alcoholic liver disease
Authors: Gonzalez-Reimers, E.
Alonso-Socas, M.
Santolaria-Fernandez, F.
Hernandez-Peña, J.
Conde-Martel, A. 
Rodriguez-Moreno, F.
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
611301 Alcoholismo
Keywords: Alcoholic neuropathy
Issue Date: 1991
Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence 
Abstract: Peripheral and autonomic neuropathy has been evaluated, both by clinical and neurophysiological and by clinical methods, respectively, in 33 alcoholics, 20 of them cirrhotics. Nerve dysfunction was compared with liver function parameters, the Child-Pugh score, and parameters derived from ethanol consumption. Few relationships were obtained between the autonomic and peripheral nerve dysfunction, and between these and liver function impairment, although Pugh's score was higher when hyporeflexia and altered heart rate response to orthostatism were present. Thus, in the alcoholic, autonomic and peripheral neuropathy, seem not to be dependent on each other, whereas there appears to be a weak correlation between liver function and both autonomic and peripheral neuropathy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/51063
ISSN: 0376-8716
DOI: 10.1016/0376-8716(91)90004-I
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence[ISSN 0376-8716],v. 27(3), p. 219-222 (Mayo 1991)
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