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Glossary for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lopid

  • Abnormal sensations: altered sensations due to involvement of the posterior column
  • Burning symptoms: Any burning or burn-like sensations.
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Tingling: Tingling, prickling, or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Toxic polyneuropathy -- Agenerase: Use of an HIV drug called Agenerase may cause damage to the peripheral nervous system (neuropathy) as it can have a toxic effect on the nerves. Symptoms usually start in the outermost parts of the body such as the fingers and toes and moves towards the centre of the body. Usually more than one nerve is affected (polyneuropathy). Tolerance to the drug may vary amongst people with the elderly and other susceptible people having lower thresholds before nerve problems occur. Sensations (sensory neuropathy) are predominantly affected but sometimes movement may also be impaired (motor neuropathy).

 

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