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  • Thiamine
  • A review of the human literature implicates nutritional deficiencies, most often thiamine deficiency, that are common in alcoholic patients, as commonly accompanying complicating factors in the development of this neuropathy. (medscape.com)
  • Thiamine deficiency is commonly found in alcoholic patients, due to decreased absorption and hepatic depletion. (medscape.com)
  • sensory
  • The feeling commonly described as "pins and needles", which the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Strokes explains is known by the medical term "paresthesia," is also characteristic of sensory damage due to alcoholic neuropathy. (livestrong.com)
  • degeneration
  • Alcoholic neuropathy is a primary axonal neuropathy characterized by wallerian degeneration of the axons and a reduction in the myelination of neural fibers. (medscape.com)
  • persons
  • Damage to the motor nerves, which supply nerve impulses to the muscles, can diminish muscular function in persons with alcoholic neuropathy. (livestrong.com)