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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.
Unexpected neurologic complication identified in severe COVID-19

Unexpected neurologic complication identified in severe COVID-19

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

Dana-Farber nurse-scientists receive more than $1.3 million for two research projects

Dana-Farber nurse-scientists receive more than $1.3 million for two research projects

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

USF awarded $2.2 million to study neuromuscular effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

USF awarded $2.2 million to study neuromuscular effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

Raising Awareness of Coeliac Disease with Coeliac UK

Raising Awareness of Coeliac Disease with Coeliac UK

LMRI scientists discover cause of debilitating eye disease

LMRI scientists discover cause of debilitating eye disease

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA grants approval for generic versions of Lyrica

FDA grants approval for generic versions of Lyrica

Study shows potential culprit behind Lupus

Study shows potential culprit behind Lupus

Researchers identify genetic factor linked to development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Researchers identify genetic factor linked to development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

First chemoimmunotherapy regimen approved by FDA for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

First chemoimmunotherapy regimen approved by FDA for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

University of Virginia chemist identifies potential addiction-free pain reliever

University of Virginia chemist identifies potential addiction-free pain reliever

Processed aconite root could relieve neuropathic pain in murine peripheral neuropathy

Processed aconite root could relieve neuropathic pain in murine peripheral neuropathy

IUPUI researcher receives $2.85 million grant to find ways to improve bone strength

IUPUI researcher receives $2.85 million grant to find ways to improve bone strength

Scientists develop new gene therapy that prevents axon destruction in mice

Scientists develop new gene therapy that prevents axon destruction in mice

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

Statins associated with low risk of side effects