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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.
Janssen’s NUCYNTA ER tablets more effective in providing pain management in adults with DPN

Janssen’s NUCYNTA ER tablets more effective in providing pain management in adults with DPN

Interim results from Seattle Genetics’ ADCETRIS phase II trial on CTCL

Interim results from Seattle Genetics’ ADCETRIS phase II trial on CTCL

Pfizer’s Lyrica Phase 3 study on pDPN fails to meet primary endpoint

Pfizer’s Lyrica Phase 3 study on pDPN fails to meet primary endpoint

Inform Genomics completes first phase in oral mucositis risk prediction study

Inform Genomics completes first phase in oral mucositis risk prediction study

FDA grants Fast Track designation to EpiCept's AmiKet

FDA grants Fast Track designation to EpiCept's AmiKet

Nerve pain patients in Wales gain access to first of a kind treatment which can provide lasting pain relief

Nerve pain patients in Wales gain access to first of a kind treatment which can provide lasting pain relief

EpiCept fourth quarter revenue decreases to $0.2 million

EpiCept fourth quarter revenue decreases to $0.2 million

SLU investigator aims to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

SLU investigator aims to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

EpiCept seeks FDA Fast Track designation for AmiKet to treat CIPN

EpiCept seeks FDA Fast Track designation for AmiKet to treat CIPN

Johnson & Johnson fourth quarter sales increase 3.9% to $16.3 billion

Johnson & Johnson fourth quarter sales increase 3.9% to $16.3 billion

More efficient diagnostic tools are not always used for neuropathy patients

More efficient diagnostic tools are not always used for neuropathy patients

Researchers analyze tremendous cost of peripheral neuropathy diagnosis

Researchers analyze tremendous cost of peripheral neuropathy diagnosis

Takeda receives FDA approval for VELCADE sNDA to treat MM

Takeda receives FDA approval for VELCADE sNDA to treat MM

CMS assigns J-code for Eisai's Halaven Injection to treat breast cancer

CMS assigns J-code for Eisai's Halaven Injection to treat breast cancer

EpiCept receives FDA approval to commence AmiKet Phase III trial for CIPN

EpiCept receives FDA approval to commence AmiKet Phase III trial for CIPN

UCB initiates EXXELERATE study in rheumatoid arthritis

UCB initiates EXXELERATE study in rheumatoid arthritis

Three-drug combination therapy appears to be effective for newly diagnosed MM patients

Three-drug combination therapy appears to be effective for newly diagnosed MM patients

Onyx announces data from three carfilzomib studies on RRMM

Onyx announces data from three carfilzomib studies on RRMM

Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Clear link between erectile dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy

Clear link between erectile dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy