The primary diseases of the peripheral nervous system are clinically classified as sensorimotor neuropathies and motor or sensory neuropathies. They present with some of the following signs and symptoms: weakness, sensory loss, muscle atrophy, autonomic dysfunction. The disorders may present as symmetrical polyneuropathies (usually hereditary disorders) or as focal and multifocal neuropathies (usually diabetes, arteritis, trauma). In children and adolescents, the hereditary disorders are the commonest causes of peripheral nerve disease. In some cases the peripheral neuropathy is a part of a multisystem disorder, involving other parts of the nervous system and/or body, whereas with other disorders the peripheral nerve is the main site of the disease.
KeywordsPeripheral Neuropathy Autonomic Neuropathy Sensory Neuropathy Onion Bulb Hereditary Disorder
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24 Peripheral Neuropathy
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