Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse

Stephen Soreff, MD


January 03, 2019

The following are physical signs of chronic alcoholism:

  • Ascites

  • Bruises

  • Caput medusae

  • Clubbing

  • Dupuytren's contractures (also may be congenital)

  • Enlarged or shrunken liver

  • Enlarged spleen

  • Fetor hepaticus

  • Gynecomastia

  • Hepatic flap

  • Jaundice

  • Koilonychia

  • Loss of body hair on chest

  • Pallor

  • Palmar erythema

  • Spider angiomata

  • Sweating

  • Testicular atrophy

For more on the clinical presentation of alcoholism, read here.


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