• nerves
  • Polyneuropathy is caused by stretching or compression of nerves near bone by xanthomas, which are lipid deposits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Literally, "polyneuropathy" means "multiple damaged nerves. (petcarerx.com)
  • Polyneuropathy (poly- + neuro- + -pathy) is damage or disease affecting peripheral nerves (peripheral neuropathy) in roughly the same areas on both sides of the body, featuring weakness, numbness, and burning pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) and critical illness myopathy (CIM) are overlapping syndromes of diffuse, symmetric, flaccid muscle weakness occurring in critically ill patients and involving all extremities and the diaphragm with relative sparing of the cranial nerves. (wikipedia.org)
  • fatigue, general malaise peripheral tingling sensations Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, also known as Vidaurri's disease, is believed to be due to immune cells, which normally protect the body from foreign infection, incorrectly attacking the nerves in the body instead. (wikipedia.org)
  • they found that this was just one prominent symptom of what was a very gradually progressing polyneuropathy of old age, which also affected other nerves in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • hereditary
  • Hereditary polyneuropathy - scoliosis and hammer toes The causes of polyneuropathy can be divided into hereditary and acquired and are therefore as follows: Inherited -are hereditary motor neuropathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy Acquired -are diabetes mellitus, vascular neuropathy, alcohol abuse, and Vitamin B12 deficiency In regards to the pathophysiology of polyneuropathy, of course, the former depends on which polyneuropathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • intravenous
  • methylprednisolone is a viable treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinative polyneuropathy (which can also be treated with intravenous immunoglobulin) The author(s) also indicate that prednisone has greater adverse effects in such treatment, as opposed to intermittent (high-doses) of the aforementioned medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • This latter condition was later termed multifocal motor neuropathy This distinction is important because multifocal motor neuropathy responds to intravenous globulin alone while chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy responds to intravenous globulin, steroids and plasma exchanges. (wikipedia.org)
  • gait
  • If your dog or cat develops a tremor, an abnormal gait, or weak reflexes, talk to your vet , as your favorite four-legged friend may be suffering from polyneuropathy. (petcarerx.com)
  • diagnosis
  • In terms of the differential diagnosis for polyneuropathy one must look at the following: Vitamin deficiency Diabetes mellitus Toxins Guillain-Barré syndrome Lyme disease Hepatitis C Amyloidosis Acromegaly Kidney failure In the treatment of polyneuropathies one must ascertain and manage the cause, among management activities are: weight decrease, use of a walking aid, and occupational therapist assistance. (wikipedia.org)
  • neuropathy
  • A number of terms are used to describe critical illness polyneuropathy, partially because there is often neuropathy and myopathy in the same person, and nerve and muscle degeneration are difficult to distinguish from each other in this condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been suggested that multifocal motor neuropathy is distinct from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and that Lewis-Sumner syndrome is a distinct variant type of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • diabetes
  • RESULTS Frequency (%) of DPN in non-IG, IG, and new diabetes was 3 (2.0%), 3 (1.7%), and 17 (7.8%) narrowly defined (no other cause for polyneuropathy) and 19 (12.7%), 22 (12.6%), and 38 (17.4%) broadly defined. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Unlike
  • Unlike Guillain Barre Syndrome, another neurological disorder that causes weakness, patients with critical illness polyneuropathy do not have loss of the myelin sheath that normally surrounds neurons (demyelination). (wikipedia.org)