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THE PROBLEMS OF THE PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLIC POLYNEUROPATHY

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2009-43

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The pathogenetic, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of alcoholic polyneuropathies, the most common nervous system complication in alcoholism, are considered. Two possible pathogenetic mechanisms of polyneuropathy: the direct toxic effect of ethanol and its metabolites and malnutrition with deficiency of B-group vitamins, including thiamine, are discussed. The use of B-group vitamins and α-lipoic acid preparations is recommended as pathogenetic therapy. The adjuvant analgesics - anticonvulsants and antidepressants are used to treat neuropathic pain.

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O. E. Zinov'eva
I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation


O. I. Angel'cheva
I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation


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Zinov'eva O.E., Angel'cheva O.I. THE PROBLEMS OF THE PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLIC POLYNEUROPATHY. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2009;1(2):73-76. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2009-43

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