Peripheral Neuropathy

Abstract

The peripheral nerves include all nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. A wide variety of diseases and disorders can affect one or all of the types of peripheral nerves. Collectively these disorders are referred to as ‘peripheral neuropathies’.

Keywords: neuropathy; peripheral mononeuropathy; polyneuropathy; multiple mononeuropathy

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Thomas PK and Ochoa J (1993) Clinical features and differential diagnosis. In: Dyck PJ et al. (eds) Peripheral Neuropathy, pp. 749–774. Philadelphia: WB Saunders

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Pritchard, Jane(Mar 2003) Peripheral Neuropathy. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002209]