polyneuritis n : inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy) [syn: multiple neuritis]
Symptoms depend on the nerves involved, but may include pain, paresthesia, paresis, hypoesthesia (numbness), anesthesia, paralysis, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.
CausesSee also underlying causes of neuropathy.
- Underlying conditions causing localized neuritis (affecting a single nerve):
- Underlying conditions causing polyneuritis (affecting multiple nerves):
Types of Neuritis
- Neuritis, W.B. Saunders Company; 30th B/Cdr edition (May, 2003)
- Arsenic Poisoning - NERVOUS DISTURBANCES
polyneuritis in German: Neuritis
polyneuritis in French: Névrite
polyneuritis in Italian: Nevrite
polyneuritis in Portuguese: Neurite