Classification and Clinical Features

  • Andrew J. M. Boulton
  • Loretta Vileikyte


Several classification systems for the neuropathies have been proposed. Some are based on presumed aetiology whereas others refer to topographical features or disease ­pathogenesis. However, the inter-relationship of aetiology, mechanisms and symptoms is complex and poorly understood, and, as such, this traditional classification is of little use in clinical practice (Fig. 2.1).


Neuropathic Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diabetic Neuropathy Autonomic Neuropathy Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. M. Boulton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Loretta Vileikyte
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Diabetes Research InstituteUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiMiamiUSA

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