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more about Neuritis

  • Neuritis is a complex process involving inflammation of the nerves, resulting in irritation that interferes with normal nerve function and the areas served.  Specifically, it affects the peripheral nerves (those outside the brain, spinal cord, or central nervous system), blocking sensory and motor functions, with pronounced symptoms.

  • Skin sensation (i.e., numbness, tingling, pins and needles)
  • Pain (neuralgia)
  • Weakness
  • Even paralysis of muscles in the area affected

  • Local trauma and irritation of the nerves common in disorders of the spine, involving pressure or damage at the nerve root (trauma, Contusion), or to the nerves leaving the spinal cord (arthritis, tumors, etc.)
  • Autoimmune diseases in which the body's natural defenses attack the peripheral nerves (e.g., SLE -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, idiopathic peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Vaccine injury
  • Exposure to cold
  • Leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Infections (e.g., Syphilis, Malaria, Measles, Tuberculosis)
  • Vitamin deficiencies (e.g., of B vitamins, such as thiamine)
  • Alcoholism
  • Toxic exposure to arsenic, lead, and mercury
  • Toxemia of pregnancy
  • Treatment is of the underlying cause.

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