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Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.

More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis. Impaired function and symptoms depend on the type of nerves -- motor, sensory, or autonomic -- that are damaged. Some people may experience temporary numbness, tingling, and pricking sensations, sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Others may suffer more extreme symptoms, including burning pain (especially at night), muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. Peripheral neuropathy may be either inherited or acquired. Causes of acquired peripheral neuropathy include physical injury (trauma) to a nerve, tumors, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, and vascular and metabolic disorders. Acquired peripheral neuropathies are caused by systemic disease, trauma from external agents, or infections or autoimmune disorders affecting nerve tissue. Inherited forms of peripheral neuropathy are caused by inborn mistakes in the genetic code or by new genetic mutations.
MTI awards $25,000 grant to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist for peripheral neuropathy research

MTI awards $25,000 grant to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist for peripheral neuropathy research

Study finds potential preventive for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Study finds potential preventive for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Single chemotherapy treatment can negatively impact gait and balance, study shows

Single chemotherapy treatment can negatively impact gait and balance, study shows

Cognitive dysfunction in breast cancer patients linked to post-traumatic stress

Cognitive dysfunction in breast cancer patients linked to post-traumatic stress

MDI Biological Laboratory investigator awarded NIH grant for research on peripheral neuropathy

MDI Biological Laboratory investigator awarded NIH grant for research on peripheral neuropathy

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Neurofeedback shows promise in reducing symptoms of CIPN in cancer survivors

Neurofeedback shows promise in reducing symptoms of CIPN in cancer survivors

Study reveals high burden of health complications in adolescents, young adults with type 2 diabetes

Study reveals high burden of health complications in adolescents, young adults with type 2 diabetes

Majority of physicians have poor knowledge of Charcot neuroarthropathy, survey finds

Majority of physicians have poor knowledge of Charcot neuroarthropathy, survey finds

NR could potentially prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

NR could potentially prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

Blocking molecular signaling pathway could prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy

Blocking molecular signaling pathway could prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy

Research reveals causes of motor abnormalities in low birth weight babies

Research reveals causes of motor abnormalities in low birth weight babies

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

Melanoma drug offers considerable added benefit for patients with advanced NSCLC

Melanoma drug offers considerable added benefit for patients with advanced NSCLC