Unusual Peripheral Neuropathies. Part II: Intrinsic Reactive Causes

Matthew Grantz
2010 Seminars in neurology  
Peripheral neuropathy is common with many different etiologies. This is the second of three articles to review the less-common causes of peripheral neuropathy. Part II reviews the intrinsic "reactive" causes of peripheral neuropathy, including those related to connective tissue, vasculitis, sarcoid, organ failure, and inflammatory bowel disease. The extrinsic causes of neuropathy and the induced or inherited causes of neuropathy are covered in separate articles in this issue of Seminars in
more » ... logy, Part I and Part III, respectively. The brief series of reviews of causes of neuropathy describe common presentations and constellation of clinical findings. The goal is to help the practicing clinician increase the diagnostic yield when sorting out the unusual causes of peripheral neuropathy. HOW TO USE THIS REVIEW Over 200 causes of peripheral neuropathy exist. The epidemiology of peripheral neuropathy is a difficult endeavor given the wide range of etiologies in a
doi:10.1055/s-0030-1267283 pmid:20941672 fatcat:zesgxlfg6rbw5adlkpkee37ycy