peripheral neuropathy


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peripheral neuropathy

n.
Neuropathy resulting from damage to the peripheral nervous system and characterized by symptoms such as numbness, burning, muscle weakness, and organ dysfunction. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by physical trauma, a systemic disorder such as diabetes mellitus or peripheral vascular disease, or an autoimmune disorder.
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Resistance training may increase the power generation of the major muscle groups of the lower extremity during walking in diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients.
Peripheral neuropathy typically causes numbness and tingling in the feet, often with pain.
Although peripheral neuropathy was absent, we felt that his cutaneous and lung neoplasms served to indirectly confirm his history of remote chronic arsenic exposure.
Today, the list of presumptive service-connected health problems caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides includes chloracne (a skin disease), Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma (a cancer of the blood cells), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, porphyria cutanea tarda (a skin disease caused by a defective liver enzyme), respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx, and trachea), soft-tissue sarcoma (cancer of the muscles and tendons), acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy (weakening of the nervous system), prostate cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.
Although adult peripheral neuropathy commonly resolves once drinking stops, the persistence of abnormal peripheral nerve conduction in these children suggests that the damage may be permanent to developing nerves, the investigators warned.
Lamotrigine was tested as a treatment for peripheral neuropathy in 227 HIV positive patients.
More than half of all the people with diabetes worldwide are affected by diabetic peripheral neuropathy, according to the International Diabetes Federation.
Sometimes called the secret disease, peripheral neuropathy isn't easy to detect.
Peripheral neuropathy causes either pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet, legs, hands, and arms.
In December 1998, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) received a report from an occupational-medicine physician of a patient with peripheral neuropathy associated with occupational exposure to n-hexane at an automotive repair facility.
The important thing to keep in mind in all this is that elderly residents with diabetes or peripheral neuropathy or vascular disease are always at high risk of developing foot complications.

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