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Neuropathy?...Reasons why????

Melanie L. Lenard mlenard at bu.edu
Fri Jul 12 19:46:17 EST 1996

I have peripheral neuropathy too and am *not* diabetic.

My neurologist said the other most common cause is alcoholism.

Exposure to a variety of chemicals (eg Agent Orange) and drugs (such as 
those taken by transplant patients) can cause this condition. Lyme's 
disease is a possibility too.

Most discouraging, the doctor said that in 50% of the cases, they never
do find the cause.  There doesn't seem to be any treatment either. 

Does anybody have any further suggestions as to causes (or 

an635687 at anon.penet.fi wrote:
>If a patient is NOT diabetic.....What other reasons could there be for
>him to be experiencing peripheral neuropathy?  
>I sense there might be something going on 'below the surface', so to
>speak....but the only symptom seems to be neuropathy....
>What are the reasons/conditions that a patient might be experiencing
>peripheral neuropathy besides diabetes?
>Thanks for your help!  Please respond by e-mail, as I don't check this
>newsgroup regularly.

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