WARREN F. GORMAN
The purpose of this article is to describe alcoholic neuritis briefly from a clinical, physiologic and therapeutic point of view.
Alcoholic neuritis is a term that has been used to describe the neuropathy which appears in alcoholics. Neuritis, or inflammation of a nerve, is not present in this condition; hence the term neuropathy, connoting disease of a nerve, is preferable.49, 23 Further, the neuropathy is not directly due to alcohol but is caused by the nutritional deficiencies which may accompany alcoholism.16, 19 An alcoholic may be defined as a person who is disabled or diseased by the excessive use of
GORMAN WF. ALCOHOLIC NEURITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:566–573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-566
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