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What is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

What is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

  • Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Exposure to Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can cause neuropathy as Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is toxic to the peripheral nervous system. This toxin causes mostly sensory or sensorimotor polyneuropathy (which affects sensation) with little or no weakness involved. Symptoms usually start in the outermost parts of the body such as the fingers and toes and moves towards the centre of the body. Due to the fact that any of a large number of toxins or conditions can cause neuropathies, it is very difficult to diagnose the exact cause.

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Introduction

Types of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs):

Broader types of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs):

How serious is Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

Prognosis of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): If the cause of the polyneuropathy is removed, often a full recovery can be expected.
Complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): see complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

What causes Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

Causes of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): see causes of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

What are the symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

Symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): see symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): see complications of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Toxicologist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): see treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Name and Aliases of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Main name of condition: Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Other names or spellings for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs):

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)-induced polyneuropathy

 

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