Peripheral Neuropathy

Nima Khoshnoodi, M.D., Michael Polydefkis, M.D., M.H.S., Donna Westervelt
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DEFINITION

  • Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes that can manifest in many different forms such as distal symmetric peripheral neuroapthy (DPN), small fiber neuropathy, and mononeuropathy.
  • DPN is the most common form of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes. It is a length-dependent, sensorimotor and predominantly axonal peripheral neuropathy in which symptoms begin at the distal ends of the longest peripheral nerves (i.e., those that extend to the feet).
  • Sensory symptoms are predominant and often times symmetric[3].

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Last updated: September 25, 2016

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TY - ELEC T1 - Peripheral Neuropathy ID - 547118 A1 - Khoshnoodi,Nima,M.D. AU - Polydefkis,Michael,M.D., M.H.S. AU - Westervelt,Donna, Y1 - 2016/09/25/ PB - Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide UR - https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547118/all/Peripheral_Neuropathy ER -