Peripheral Neuropathy by Clayton, Conor

Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that affects the nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord, known as peripheral nerves. Damage to these nerves causes a lack of sensation, movement, organ function, etc. It also depends on which nerves are damaged. Neuropathy affects the motor, sensory or automatic nerves. It is classified into mononeuropathy, polyneuropathy, mononeuritis multiplex, autonomic neuropathy and neuritis. Its symptoms depend on the types of nerve fiber affected. In the case of sensory function, symptoms include numbness, tremor, impairment of balance, tingling, crawling, pain, etc. Motor symptoms include weakness, tiredness, muscle atrophy or twitch and cramps. Some of its primary causes include genetic diseases, vitamin deficiency, effects of chemotherapy, and metabolic and endocrine diseases. Electromyography, a comprehensive metabolic panel screening and nerve conduction studies some of the techniques used for the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. The treatment of peripheral neuropathy depends on the cause of the condition. The topics included in this book on peripheral neuropathy are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. This book is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.

Author: Conor Clayton
Publisher: American Medical Publishers
Published: 03/08/2022
Pages: 212
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.62lbs
Size: 10.88h x 8.00w x 0.50d
ISBN13: 9781639273270
ISBN10: 1639273271
BISAC Categories:
- Medical | Neurology
- Medical | Neuroscience