Chapter 31 Diseases of the peripheral nerves

Publication date: 2017 Source:Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Volume 145 Author(s): Istvan Katona, Joachim Weis This chapter reviews the diseases of the peripheral nerves from a neuropathologic point of view, with a special focus on specific morphologic changes, and includes a summary of the histopathologic methods available for their diagnosis. As the rate of obesity and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increase, diabetic neuropathy is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. Many systemic disorders with metabolic origin, like amyloidosis, hepatic failure, vitamin deficiencies, uremia, lipid metabolism disorders, and others, can also cause axonal or myelin alterations in the peripheral nervous system. The most notable causes of toxic neuropathies are chemotherapeutic agents, alcohol consumption, and exposure to heavy metals and other environmental or biologic toxins. Inflammatory neuropathies cover infectious neuropathies (Lyme disease, human immunodeficiency virus, leprosy, hepatitis) and neuropathies of autoimmune origin (sarcoidosis, Guillain–Barré syndrome/acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and diverse forms of vasculitis. The increasing number of known diseases causing gene mutations in hereditary peripheral neuropathies requires precise characterization, which includes histopathology.
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