Clinical evaluation of peripheral neuropathies
Peripheral neuropathy refers to any condition that injures peripheral nerves, whether acquired or hereditary, systemic or restricted to peripheral nerves, or mildly symptomatic or disabling and severe. Anatomic classification of neuropathy includes (1) fiber type (motor vs. sensory, large vs. small, somatic vs. autonomic), (2) portion of fiber affected (axon vs. myelin), and (3) distribution of nerves affected (length-dependent, length-independent, focal, and multifocal).
Jun. 17, 2021