AskDefine | Define polyneuritis

Dictionary Definition

polyneuritis n : inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy) [syn: multiple neuritis]

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Extensive Definition

Neuritis is the general inflammation of the peripheral nervous system.


Symptoms depend on the nerves involved, but may include pain, paresthesia, paresis, hypoesthesia (numbness), anesthesia, paralysis, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.
  • Underlying conditions causing localized neuritis (affecting a single nerve):

Types of Neuritis


polyneuritis in German: Neuritis
polyneuritis in French: Névrite
polyneuritis in Italian: Nevrite
polyneuritis in Portuguese: Neurite
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