Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a functional or structural disorder of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
PN affects any combination of motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves.
The motor P...
A detailed inquiry for symptoms of sensory, motor, or autonomic dysfunction:
Numbness, tingling, prickling, burning pain, a “tightly wrapped” sensation, and an “unsteady gait”
Counsel on foot care and properly fitted footwear.
Monitor feet for early signs of ulcer and injury.
Targeted treatment for underlying systemic conditions:
Glycemic control, t...
Physical therapy and gait assistive devices as needed
Flu vaccination should be avoided in the 1st year following GBS.
Late-onset idiopathic distal symmetr...
G62.9 Polyneuropathy, unspecified
G60.9 Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy, unspecified
G60.8 Other hereditary and idiopathic neuropathies
G60.0 Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
There are many causes of PN. Diagnosis is made by history and physical exam, targeted laboratory testing, NCS/EMG, skin biopsy, or ANS testing.
Consider hereditary neuropathy if patient...
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