Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Leg Numbness due to Alcohol Evaluation

The evaluation of alcoholic polyneuropathy begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with alcoholic polyneuropathy may include:

Testing is usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis of alcoholic polyneuropathy.

Tests that may be used to evaluate alcoholic polyneuropathy include:

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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