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Neuropathy?...Reasons why????

Holger Roick hroick at europeonline.com
Thu Jul 18 16:32:40 EST 1996


Melanie L. Lenard <mlenard at bu.edu> wrote:

> 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.
> 
Hi Melanie,
there is a great variety of possible causes of PNP. Among them are:
deficiency of Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic acid
alcoholism/malnutrition
diabetes mellitus
immunologic diseases
paraneoplastic
vasculitis (e.g. Lupus)
Syphillis
AIDS/HIV infection
inflammatory diseases (polyneuritis)
toxic.
Hope that helps a little bit
{8-) Holger



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