Chapter 110. Peripheral Neuropathies: Overview

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Friedhelm Sandbrink MD Assistant Professor in Neurology Director Chief1,2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch110

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Sandbrink, F. (2009) Peripheral Neuropathies: Overview, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch110

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Georgetown University, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • peripheral neuropathies;
  • polyneuropathy, affecting peripheral nerves simultaneously;
  • polyneuropathies, among the most common neurological disorders;
  • typical axonal neuropathy - reduced amplitudes of nerve action potentials with normal or only minor slowing of conduction velocities;
  • medical treatment of neuropathic pain – difficult, with simple analgesics, acetaminophen (paracetamol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
  • painful neuropathies and differential diagnosis;
  • nerve biopsy, in patients with suspected vasculitis and amyloidosis

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