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Polyneuropathy

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Polyneuropathy (poly- + neuro- + -pathy) is damage or disease affecting peripheral nerves (peripheral neuropathy) in roughly the same areas on both sides of the body, featuring weakness, numbness, and burning pain.[1]

It usually begins in the hands and feet and may progress to the arms and legs. Sometimes it will spread to other parts of the body where it may affect the autonomic nervous system.

Diabetes and some types of Guillain–Barré syndrome can cause this disease.[2][3][4]

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  3. Janet M. Torpy; Jennifer L. Kincaid; Richard M. Glass (21 April 2010). "Patient page: Peripheral neuropathy". Journal of the American Medical Association. 303 (15): 1556. doi:10.1001/jama.303.15.1556. PMID 20407067.
  4. "Peripheral neuropathy fact sheet". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2020.