Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of one or more peripheral nerves (the portion of a nerve, the distally located from the root and plexus). It includes many syndromes that are characterized to varying degrees by sensory impairment, pain, muscle weakness and atrophy, weakened tendon reflexes, and vasomotor symptoms, alone or in any combination. The first classification is based on the medical history and physical examination. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies of the (electro-diagnostic testing) help to localize the lesion and determine whether the pathophysiology primarily axonal (often metabolically) or demyelinating (often autoimmune) is. The treatment is mainly directed to the cause.

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

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of one or more peripheral nerves (the portion of a nerve, the distally located from the root and plexus). It includes many syndromes that are characterized to varying degrees by sensory impairment, pain, muscle weakness and atrophy, weakened tendon reflexes, and vasomotor symptoms, alone or in any combination. The first classification is based on the medical history and physical examination. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies of the (electro-diagnostic testing) help to localize the lesion and determine whether the pathophysiology primarily axonal (often metabolically) or demyelinating (often autoimmune) is. The treatment is mainly directed to the cause. (See also summary of disorders of the peripheral nervous system.) Peripheral neuropathy can affect A single nerve (mononeuropathy) ? 2 discrete nerves Many nervous indicate in separate areas (multiple mononeuropathy) simultaneously on a diffuse process towards (polyneuropathy)

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