Alcohol Induced Neurotoxicity Syndrome

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Definition

Alcohol-induced neurotoxicity syndrome is an acquired neurological damage caused by excessive alcohol abuse. This condition is associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and is characterized by dementia.

Diagnosis

Alcohol-induced neurotoxicity syndrome is diagnosed based on the symptoms shown by the patient.

Treatment

Treatment is done by increasing thiamine levels via certain drugs. Thiamine helps improve the brain system and in a way repairs the damages brought about by alcohol abuse.

Symptoms and Signs

People afflicted with the disorder show signs of degenerating cognitive skills, memory loss, personality changes and delirium.

Causes

The main cause for this disorder is the prolonged exposure and consumption of alcoholic beverages. This usually develops on aging people who have been long-time alcohol drinkers.

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