A Clinical Approach to Disease of Peripheral Nerve

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Clin Geriatr Med. 2021 May;37(2):197-208. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2021.01.009. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

ABSTRACT

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most prevalent neurologic conditions encountered by neurologists and nonneurologists. Geriatricians and primary care physicians often face the task of screening patients for early neuropathy when they have underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus and evaluating patients who report new symptoms that suggest neuropathy. An understanding about different forms of neuropathies based on anatomic pattern and type of nerve fiber involvement and ability to perform basic neurologic examination reliably can help determine how to pursue further investigations and identify those patients who are likely to benefit from early specialist referral.

PMID:33858604 | DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2021.01.009

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