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Basic Science, Psychology

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Neuropathic Pain, Psychological/Comorbidities

2023 Jul 07

J Peripher Nerv Syst


Somatosensory profiling of patients undergoing alcohol withdrawal: do neuropathic pain and sensory loss represent a problem?


Fernandez A, Graf G, Lasserre A, Daeppen JB, Chung PCS, Berna C, Suter MR


Chronic heavy alcohol use is known to cause neurological complications such as peripheral neuropathy. Concerning the pathophysiology, few sural nerve and skin biopsy studies showed that small fibers might be selectively vulnerable to degeneration in alcohol-related peripheral neuropathy. Pain has rarely been properly evaluated in this pathology. The present study aims at assessing pain intensity, potential neuropathic characteristics as well as the functionality of both small and large nerve sensitive fibers.