Alcoholic Neuropathy (Alcoholic Polyneuropathy)

A condition where damage to the peripheral nervous system (including the peripheral elements of the autonomic nervous system) is associated with chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages. The disorder may be caused by a direct effect of alcohol, an associated nutritional deficiency, or a combination of factors. Clinical manifestations include variable degrees of weakness; ATROPHY; PARESTHESIAS; pain; loss of reflexes; sensory loss; diaphoresis; and postural hypotension. (From Arch Neurol 1995;52(1):45-51; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1146)
Also Known As:
Alcoholic Polyneuropathy; Alcohol-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy; Alcohol-Induced Polyneuropathy; Alcohol-Related Autonomic Polyneuropathy; Alcohol-Related Polyneuropathy; Alcoholic Axonal Neuropathy; Polyneuritis, Alcoholic; Alcohol Induced Peripheral Neuropathy; Alcohol Induced Polyneuropathy; Alcohol Related Autonomic Polyneuropathy; Alcohol Related Polyneuropathy; Alcohol-Induced Peripheral Neuropathies; Alcohol-Induced Polyneuropathies; Alcohol-Related Autonomic Polyneuropathies; Alcohol-Related Polyneuropathies; Alcoholic Axonal Neuropathies; Alcoholic Neuropathies; Alcoholic Polyneuritides; Alcoholic Polyneuritis; Alcoholic Polyneuropathies; Autonomic Polyneuropathies, Alcohol-Related; Autonomic Polyneuropathy, Alcohol-Related; Axonal Neuropathies, Alcoholic; Axonal Neuropathy, Alcoholic; Neuropathies, Alcohol-Induced Peripheral; Neuropathies, Alcoholic; Neuropathies, Alcoholic Axonal; Neuropathy, Alcohol-Induced Peripheral; Neuropathy, Alcoholic Axonal; Peripheral Neuropathies, Alcohol-Induced; Peripheral Neuropathy, Alcohol Induced; Polyneuritides, Alcoholic; Polyneuropathies, Alcohol-Induced; Polyneuropathies, Alcohol-Related; Polyneuropathies, Alcohol-Related Autonomic; Polyneuropathies, Alcoholic; Polyneuropathy, Alcohol-Induced; Polyneuropathy, Alcohol-Related; Polyneuropathy, Alcohol-Related Autonomic; Neuropathy, Alcoholic; Peripheral Neuropathy, Alcohol-Induced; Polyneuropathy, Alcoholic
Networked: 53 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 8 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Neuralgia (Stump Neuralgia)
2. Thiamine Deficiency
3. Pain (Aches)
4. Muscular Diseases (Myopathy)
5. Malnutrition


1. Levine, Jon D: 4 articles (07/2011 - 07/2006)
2. Messing, Robert O: 3 articles (01/2014 - 07/2006)
3. Tiwari, Vinod: 3 articles (11/2012 - 09/2009)
4. Chopra, Kanwaljit: 3 articles (11/2012 - 09/2009)
5. Kuhad, Anurag: 3 articles (11/2012 - 09/2009)
6. Koike, Haruki: 3 articles (11/2008 - 07/2003)
7. Sobue, Gen: 3 articles (11/2008 - 07/2003)
8. Kandhare, Amit D: 2 articles (12/2012 - 03/2012)
9. Bodhankar, Subhash L: 2 articles (12/2012 - 03/2012)
10. Ghosh, Pinaki: 2 articles (12/2012 - 03/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Alcoholic Neuropathy:
1. TocotrienolsIBA
2. Vitamin B Complex (B Vitamins)IBA
3. benphothiamine (benfotiamine)IBA
4. Folic Acid (Vitamin M)FDA LinkGeneric
5. VitaminsIBA
6. CytokinesIBA
7. Protein Isoforms (Isoforms)IBA
8. Paclitaxel (Taxol)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Vitamin EFDA LinkGeneric
10. Streptozocin (Streptozotocin)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Liver Transplantation
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Ligation
4. Lasers (Laser)
5. Denervation