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What is peripheral neuropathy?

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Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from your brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.

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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