[Neuropathy with non-alcoholic thiamine deficiency: two cases of bladder disorders].Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2005 Feb; 48(1):43-7.AR
Neuropathy with non-alcoholic thiamine deficiency is reported in the literature, but bladder disorders are rarely detailed.
We report two cases of bladder disorders in neuropathy with thiamine deficiency. One patient presented with a flaccid bladder and impaired sensation; the postvoid residual volume was raised. The other patient had reduced bladder capacity, with detrusor hyperreflexia and detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia. In both cases, the bladder disorders disappeared with thiamine supplementation.
Bladder symptoms may be heterogeneous in nonalcoholic neuropathy. The prognosis is good after vitamin supplementation.