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What are the complications of chronic polyneuropathy?

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Because people with chronic polyneuropathy often lose their ability to sense temperature and pain, they can burn themselves and develop open sores as the result of injury or prolonged pressure. If the nerves serving the organs are involved, they might have diarrhea, constipation, or loss of bowel or bladder control. Sexual dysfunction and abnormally low blood pressure are also possible.

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. , June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. , June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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