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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.
Comprehensive analysis outlines the potential toxicities of antibody drug conjugates

Comprehensive analysis outlines the potential toxicities of antibody drug conjugates

New drug could be a game changer for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

New drug could be a game changer for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

New studies point to a broadly applicable treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

New studies point to a broadly applicable treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

Experts assert the need to amplify "food first" and "no needle" messages among all athletes

Experts assert the need to amplify "food first" and "no needle" messages among all athletes

Cancer-related fatigue contributes to balance problems following exposure to chemotherapy for breast cancer

Cancer-related fatigue contributes to balance problems following exposure to chemotherapy for breast cancer

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

Height increases risk of certain diseases

Height increases risk of certain diseases

Genetically predicted height linked to risk for several common health conditions

Genetically predicted height linked to risk for several common health conditions

Exploring vitamin D and acute COVID-19 infection

Exploring vitamin D and acute COVID-19 infection

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 virus may have lingering effects on peripheral nerves

SARS-CoV-2 virus may have lingering effects on peripheral nerves

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

Understanding SARS-CoV-2-induced systemic amyloidosis

Understanding SARS-CoV-2-induced systemic amyloidosis

Frequent cognitive impairments after 4-month follow-up in ICU COVID-19 patients

Frequent cognitive impairments after 4-month follow-up in ICU COVID-19 patients

New SBIR award helps Temple scientists to explore the therapeutic potential of novel cannabis analog

New SBIR award helps Temple scientists to explore the therapeutic potential of novel cannabis analog

Researchers identify genetic program in fruit fly that protects neurons from degeneration

Researchers identify genetic program in fruit fly that protects neurons from degeneration

Research shows how loss of de-N-glycosylation enzyme causes detrimental effects

Research shows how loss of de-N-glycosylation enzyme causes detrimental effects

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Novel CBD analog alleviates pain in mouse model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Novel CBD analog alleviates pain in mouse model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy