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Peripheral neuropathic pain 

Peripheral neuropathic pain
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Peripheral neuropathic pain
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Tim Nash

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0006
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date: 20 November 2017

• Damage to peripheral nerves, including cranial nerves and spinal nerve roots, can result in peripheral neuropathic pain • Speed of onset and associated symptoms and signs can point towards possible causes • Common conditions include diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and post-surgical neuropathies including phantom limb pain • Less common conditions result from Guillain-Barré syndrome, deficiency states, and toxic neuropathies • Treatment is based on co-analgesics with or without opioids. Some conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia and other compression problems, can respond well to decompression surgery.

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