ALCOHOL INDUCED NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROME & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "alcohol induced neurotoxicity syndrome"?
Alcohol induced neurotoxicity syndrome definition: Alcohol-induced neurotoxicity syndrome is an acquired neurological damage caused by excessive alcohol abuse. This condition is associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome & is characterized by dementia.
Symptoms & Signs
People afflicted with the disorder show signs of degenerating cognitive skills, memory loss, personality changes & delirium.
Treatment: How to Treat "alcohol induced neurotoxicity syndrome"?
Treatment is done by increasing thiamine levels via certain drugs. Thiamine helps improve the brain system & in a way repairs the damages brought about by alcohol abuse.
The main cause for this disorder is the prolonged exposure & consumption of alcoholic beverages. This usually develops on aging people who have been long-time alcohol drinkers.
Alcohol-induced neurotoxicity syndrome is diagnosed based on the symptoms shown by the patient.