Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Compression Syndromes in Burns.

  title={Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Compression Syndromes in Burns.},
  author={Amy L Strong and Shailesh Agarwal and Paul S. Cederna and Benjamin L{\'e}vi},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  volume={44 4},
Peripheral neuropathy and nerve compression syndromes lead to substantial morbidity following burn injury. Patients present with pain, paresthesias, or weakness along a specific nerve distribution or experience generalized peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms manifest at various times from within one week of hospitalization to many months after wound closure. Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by vascular occlusion of vasa nervorum, inflammation, neurotoxin production leading to apoptosis, and… CONTINUE READING