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What is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid?

What is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid?

  • Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: Use of an antimicrobial drug called Nalidixic Acid 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. Nalidixic Acid tends to cause mainly paresthesia.

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: Introduction

Types of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid:

Broader types of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid:

How serious is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid?

Prognosis of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: Cessation of the drug usually leads to a full recovery.
Complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: see complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

What causes Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid?

Causes of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: see causes of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

What are the symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid?

Symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: see symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

Complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: see complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: Toxicologist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid.
Treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid: see treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

Name and Aliases of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

Main name of condition: Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid

Other names or spellings for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Nalidixic Acid:

Drug-induced polyneuropathy [Nalidixic Acid], Nalidixic Acid-induced polyneuropathy

 

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