Polyneuropathies D011115

Description

Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.   MeSH

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Subtype Terms (7)

Alcoholic Neuropathy
 

Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies
2 drugs (1 approved, 1 experimental)

Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
2 drugs (1 approved, 1 experimental)

Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
 

POEMS Syndrome
8 drugs (6 approved, 2 experimental)

Polyradiculoneuropathy
22 drugs (14 approved, 8 experimental)

Tangier Disease
1 experimental drug



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