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Peripheral Neuropathy

Damage to the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, and muscle weakness. Peripheral neuropathy may be due to injury, infection, disease (such as diabetes), autoimmune diseases (such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), or certain antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

Related Term(s): Neuropathy, Peripheral Nervous System

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