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Disease Polyneuropathies

Name Polyneuropathies
Synonyms Acquired Polyneuropathies | Acquired Polyneuropathy | Critical Illness Polyneuropathies | Critical Illness Polyneuropathy | Familial Polyneuropathies | Familial Polyneuropathy | Inherited Polyneuropathies | Inherited Polyneuropathy | Motor Polyneuropathies | Motor Polyneuropathy | Polyneuropathies, Acquired | Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness | Polyneuropathies, Familial | Polyneuropathies, Inherited | Polyneuropathies, Motor | Polyneuropathy | Polyneuropathy, Acquired | Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness | Polyneuropathy, Familial | Polyneuropathy, Inherited | Polyneuropathy, Motor
Definition Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D011115
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DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Peripheral Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Polyneuropathies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Polyneuropathies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  46,Xy Gonadal Dysgenesis, Partial, With Minifascicular Neuropathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Alcoholic Neuropathy
  Aplasia of Extensor Muscles of Fingers, Unilateral, with Generalized Polyneuropathy
  Ataxia and Polyneuropathy, Adult-Onset
  Deafness, Sensorineural, with Peripheral Neuropathy and Arterial Disease
View node Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Laryngeal Abductor Paralysis with Cerebellar Ataxia and Motor Neuropathy
  LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY WITH DYSTONIA AND MOTOR NEUROPATHY Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Leukoencephalopathy with Dystonia and Motor Neuropathy, SCPx-Deficient
  Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Atypical
  Optic atrophy polyneuropathy deafness Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  Peripheral Demyelinating Neuropathy, Central Dysmyelination, Waardenburg Syndrome, and Hirschsprung Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  POEMS Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Polyneuropathy, Hearing Loss, Ataxia, Retinitis Pigmentosa, And Cataract Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Polyradiculoneuropathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Ribose 5-Phosphate Isomerase Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Severe infantile axonal neuropathy
  Tangier Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes