(Mononeuritis multiplex)

Multiple Mononeuropathies are characterized by sensory disturbances and weakness in the innervation of / the affected nerves.

(See also summary of disorders of the peripheral nervous system.)

Multiple Mononeuropathies are characterized by sensory disturbances and weakness in the innervation of / the affected nerves. (See also overview of disorders of the peripheral nervous system.) Multiple mononeuropathy is secondary usually to connective tissue diseases (eg. B., polyarteritis nodosa, SLE, other types of vasculitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, RA) sarcoidosis metabolic disorders (eg. B. diabetes, amyloidosis), infectious diseases (e.g., as Lyme disease, HIV infection, leprosy) However causes diabetes mellitus usually has a sensorimotor distal polyneuropathy. Multiple mononeuropathies are characterized by pain, weakness, and paresthesias in the innervation of / the affected nerves. At stake purely motor nerves, the disorder begins with a painless weakness in investment purely sensory nerves with sensory disturbances and without weakness. Multiple Mononeuropathies are first often asymmetrical; the nerves can be either all at once or gradually affected. Extensive involvement of many nerves can mimic a polyneuropathy. Symptoms and examination findings can be almost pathognomonic. If not, an electro-diagnostic testing is performed to make the diagnosis to locate the lesion to assess the severity and estimate the prognosis. The underlying disorders are treated causally.

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