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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.
Celldex announces final results from CDX-011 Phase 2b study on GPNMB-expressing breast cancer

Celldex announces final results from CDX-011 Phase 2b study on GPNMB-expressing breast cancer

Results of Halaven Phase III study in metastatic breast cancer presented at 2012 CTRC-AACR SABCS

Results of Halaven Phase III study in metastatic breast cancer presented at 2012 CTRC-AACR SABCS

DARA BioSciences submits KRN5500 Orphan Drug Application with FDA

DARA BioSciences submits KRN5500 Orphan Drug Application with FDA

FDA grants Seattle Genetics orphan drug designation for ADCETRIS to treat mycosis fungoides

FDA grants Seattle Genetics orphan drug designation for ADCETRIS to treat mycosis fungoides

Top-line results from Pfizer's pregabalin CR formulation Phase 3 study on fibromyalgia

Top-line results from Pfizer's pregabalin CR formulation Phase 3 study on fibromyalgia

Companionship can reduce nerve-related pain

Companionship can reduce nerve-related pain

Celgene receives FDA approval for ABRAXANE to treat non-small cell lung cancer

Celgene receives FDA approval for ABRAXANE to treat non-small cell lung cancer

Time is of the essence in depressed diabetes patients

Time is of the essence in depressed diabetes patients

Takeda, Seattle Genetics announce preliminary data from brentuximab vedotin phase I study on sALCL

Takeda, Seattle Genetics announce preliminary data from brentuximab vedotin phase I study on sALCL

Chronic nerve pain: an interview with Professor Sally Lawson

Chronic nerve pain: an interview with Professor Sally Lawson

RegeneRx’s Thymosin Beta 4 can promote recovery of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

RegeneRx’s Thymosin Beta 4 can promote recovery of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Hemodialysis foot ulcer risk not confined to diabetes

Hemodialysis foot ulcer risk not confined to diabetes

Hemodialysis foot ulcer risk not confined to diabetes

Hemodialysis foot ulcer risk not confined to diabetes

NYUCN professor to investigate efficacy of Acu/Moxa in managing irritable bowel syndrome

NYUCN professor to investigate efficacy of Acu/Moxa in managing irritable bowel syndrome

Medical devices for diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an interview with Dr. Shai Gozani, CEO of NeuroMetrix

Medical devices for diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an interview with Dr. Shai Gozani, CEO of NeuroMetrix

Diabetes impairs women’s sex life

Diabetes impairs women’s sex life

Diabetes impairs women’s sex life

Diabetes impairs women’s sex life

Treatments for peripheral neuropathic pain compared

Treatments for peripheral neuropathic pain compared

Multi-center clinical trial results demonstrate safety and efficacy of carfilzomib for multiple myeloma

Multi-center clinical trial results demonstrate safety and efficacy of carfilzomib for multiple myeloma

Diabetic women more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction

Diabetic women more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction