Peripheral Neuropathy

Med Clin North Am. 2019 Mar;103(2):383-397. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2018.10.006. Epub 2018 Dec 17.


Peripheral neuropathy is a commonly encountered disorder in clinical practice. In light of an aging population and the diabetes and obesity pandemic, the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy is increasing, posing a significant public health concern. This article provides a diagnostic framework for neuropathies and summarizes treatment options.

Keywords: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy; Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy; Neuropathic pain; Peripheral neuropathy; Polyneuropathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / adverse effects
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use*
  • Biopsy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / drug therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / drug therapy


  • Analgesics