Polyneuropathy

Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder that occurs when many nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously. It may be acute and appear without warning, or chronic and develop gradually over a longer period of time. Many polyneuropathies have both motor and sensory involvement; some also involve dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. These disorders are often symmetric and frequently affect the feet and hands, causing weakness, loss of sensation, pins-and-needle sensations or burning pain. There are numerous conditions that can cause polyneuropathy.

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Alcoholic Polyneuropathy - Epidemiology
... The rate of incidence of alcoholic polyneuropathy involving sensory and motor polyneuropathy varies from 10% to 50% of alcoholics depending on the subject selection and diagnostic criteria ... criteria is used, alcoholic polyneuropathy may be found in up to 90% of individuals being assessed ... Large studies have been conducted and show that alcoholic polyneuropathy severity and incidence correlates best with the total lifetime consumption of alcohol ...
Alcoholic Polyneuropathy - History
... The first description of symptoms associated with alcoholic polyneuropathy were recorded by John C ... Jackson has also been credited with describing polyneuropathy in chronic alcoholics in 1822 ... The clinical title of alcoholic polyneuropathy was widely recognized by the late nineteenth century ...
Polyneuropathy In Dogs And Cats
... Polyneuropathy in dogs and cats is a collection of peripheral nerve disorders that often are breed-related in these animals ... Polyneuropathy indicates that multiple nerves are involved, unlike mononeuropathy ... Polyneuropathy usually involves motor nerve dysfunction, also known as lower motor neuron disease ...
Alcoholic Polyneuropathy - Research Directions
... degeneration has not been clarified and is an area of continuing research on alcoholic polyneuropathy ... of alcoholic beverage on their development of alcoholic polyneuropathy ... There is still controversy about the reasons for the development of alcoholic polyneuropathy ...