Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

The term peripheral neuropathy (PN), or polyneuropathy, refers to generalised damage to, or disease of, the peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy can be a manifestation of systemic illness but there are a wide range of other possible causes. Most commonly PN presents as numbness or paraesthesia in the feet. It is likely that registrars will not have much experience with assessing patients with PN, and supervisors can therefore support the development of a careful and systematic approach.

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The term peripheral neuropathy (PN), or polyneuropathy, refers to generalised damage to, or disease of, the peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy can be a manifestation of systemic illness but there are a wide range of other possible causes. Most commonly PN presents as numbness or paraesthesia in the feet. It is likely that registrars will not have much experience with assessing patients with PN, and supervisors can therefore support the development of a careful and systematic approach.

Peripheral Neuropathy (2836 downloads)

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