Peripheral nerve diseases: the bare essentials.

@article{Hughes2008PeripheralND,
  title={Peripheral nerve diseases: the bare essentials.},
  author={Richard A C Hughes},
  journal={Practical neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          396-405
        }
}
Peripheral nerve diseases are surprisingly common. Population-based studies indicate a prevalence of symmetrical polyneuropathy of about 2.4%, more in the elderly. Carpal tunnel syndrome is present in 5% of women and 0.5% of men. While many patients with symmetrical polyneuropathy are not severely disabled, pain is common and some forms of neuropathy are progressive, disabling and ultimately fatal. Fortunately the peripheral nervous system has remarkable regenerative capacity so that peripheral… CONTINUE READING

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