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Conspicuous Symptoms

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Skin disorders can alert a doctor to signs of alcoholism even though the patient tries to hide his problem, according to Dr. Alex Young, head of dermatology at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. "It is possible to detect a potential or a secret alcoholic through the appearance of his skin."

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