• symmetric
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • patients
  • The number of CAG repeats was significantly higher in SCA1 patients with polyneuropathy than in those without polyneuropathy (P = 0.01), whereas the reverse was observed in SCA3/MJD (Machado-Joseph disease) patients (P = 0.05). (nih.gov)
  • 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)
  • cause
  • Polyneuropathies may be classified in different ways, such as by cause, by presentation, or by classes of polyneuropathy, in terms of which part of the nerve cell is affected mainly: the axon, the myelin sheath, or the cell body. (wikipedia.org)
  • nerves
  • Polyneuropathy is caused by stretching or compression of nerves near bone by xanthomas, which are lipid deposits. (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)