Peripheral Nerve Disorders in Systemic Disease

Michelle L. Mauermann, Ted M. Burns

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Amultitude of systemic diseases can affect the peripheral nervous system, which can make the evaluation of peripheral neuropathies challenging for the clinician. The evaluation of peripheral nerve disorders should include the collection of relevant clinical data and characterization of the neuropathy. The neuropathy should be characterized by the type of nerve fibers involved, the distribution of nerve involvement, and the temporal evolution of the neuropathy. A focused workup should be executed based on this information. This chapter reviews the neuropathy characteristics and common manifestations of systemic disorders that can cause peripheral nerve disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781444335576
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013


  • Alcoholic neuropathy
  • Cobalamin deficiency
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Leprosy
  • Lyme disease
  • Monoclonal gammopathies
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Vasculitic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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