Peripheral neuropathy (mononeuropathy)

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Etiology

  • Nerve entrapment or compression
  • Less often systemic disease, eg, diabetes mellitus, amyloidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lead poisoning
  • Peripheral nerve tumor (rare except in neurofibromatosis)
Examples
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar entrapment, eg, cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial nerve palsy (wrist drop)
  • Femoral neuropathy
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Sciatica
  • Common peroneal nerve palsy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

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Last updated: December 1, 2014