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Epidemiology of Peripheral Neuropathies

  • P. K. Thomas
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Osuntokun has provided a comprehensive survey of the occurrence and causation of peripheral nerve disorders, both in developed and developing countries. It is evident that neuropathies constitute a substantial medical and social problem. It is also clear that very few community-based surveys have been made. Osuntokun has emphasized one reason for this, namely the complexity of the manifestations that may occur, ranging from focal neuropathies to diffuse multifocal and generalized neuropathies.


Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Neuropathy Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Swine Influenza Diabetic Polyneuropathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Thomas
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  1. 1.Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and Institute of NeurologyLondonGreat Britain

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