Peripheral Neuropathy

@article{Cioroiu2014PeripheralN,
  title={Peripheral Neuropathy},
  author={Comana Cioroiu and Thomas H. Brannagan},
  journal={Current Geriatrics Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={3},
  pages={83-90}
}
Peripheral neuropathy is thought to affect approximately 24 % of the population over age 70 [3]. It is associated with significant disability and sometimes pain, and its management is often challenging for practitioners. Proper identification and diagnosis is essential as several of its etiologies are treatable, and treatment may not only slow progression but also lead to improvement in nerve function. This review will address the appropriate initial evaluation of these patients, including… 

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