Peripheral neuritis occurs commonly in metabolic disorders such as gout and diabetes. In severe anemia, renal and hepatic diseases, on the other hand, the central nervous system is more frequently involved. Lenticular degeneration has been described in association with cirrhosis of the liver.1 Involvement of the peripheral nerves may also complicate liver disease. Polyneuritis has been ascribed to jaundice independently of a basic vitamin deficiency or alcohol abuse,2 and also it has been thought due to the severe liver damage of biliary obstruction.3 Neuritis has been noted in subjects with pigment cirrhosis, particularly in those with involvement of both the
THE ASSOCIATION OF SCIATIC NEURITIS WITH LIVER DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1992–1995. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-11-11-1992
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