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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2013 pp 174-178

Research Article

Alcohol Consumption and Severity of Polyneuropathy by Electrophysiological Study 

Gajanan V. Gondhali1, Ramesh. P. Mundle2, Tanuja Manohar3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, M.I.M.S.R. Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

{2Professor, 3Associate Professor} Department of Medicine, N.K.P.S.I.M.S., Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Objective: To study severity of polyneuropathy by EPS and its correlation with alcohol consumption. Methodology: Chronic alcoholic subjects who were above 18 years of age included in the study. All subjects were subject to EPS study and categorized in 4 different types of severity. Alcohol consumption of subjects were noted. TLDE was calculated .Correlation of severity of polyneuropathy by EPS and alcohol consumption was done. Outcome measures: Severity of polyneuropathy by EPS with respect to type, duration and amount of alcohol consumption. Study design: Hospital based, cross sectional study. Conclusion: Most of subjects 54(51.4%) consumed country made liquor; followed by 13(12.3%) consumed beer. 76.2% subjects had daily alcohol intake more than 100g/day. Duration of alcohol use was at least 2 years for all subjects. Majority 61(58.09%) of them consumed alcohol for 6 to 10 years. On EPS the average number of years of alcohol consumption in ‘Severe’ category was highest with 15.94±5.76 yr, while for cases falling in ‘Borderline’ category, it was lowest with 7.0476±2.01yr so this study concludes that Patient who consumed country liquor for longer time and larger amount had more severe type of neuropathy.