Chapter 108. Starvation, Strachan's Syndrome, and Postgastroplasty Polyneuropathy

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Le Quang Cuong MD, PhD Associate Professor Chairman

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch108

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Cuong, L. Q. (2009) Starvation, Strachan's Syndrome, and Postgastroplasty Polyneuropathy, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch108

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Hanoi Medical University of Vietnam, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • starvation, Strachan's syndrome, and postgastroplasty polyneuropathy;
  • Strachan's syndrome - syndrome of painful peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, optic neuropathy, and stomatitis;
  • postgastroplasty polyneuropathy;
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy;
  • Guillain–Barré syndrome, cobalamin myeloneuropathy, and other types of polyneuropathy;
  • undergoing bariatric or weight reduction surgery - developing syndrome of acute or subacute sensory loss, weakness, and tendon areflexia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Starvation

  • Strachan's syndrome

  • Postgastroplasty polyneuropathy

  • Further reading