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Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is available below.

Symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

  • Avoid further exposure to toxin
  • Treatment of polyneuropathy related to medication or environmental exposure depends upon the causative agent, the duration of exposure, and the severity of symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Treatments include:
    • Cessation of causative agent or removal from continued exposure. In some cases this may result in resolution of symptoms
    • Healthy diet - B group vitamin supplementation may have a role
    • Alcohol cessation or moderation - excessive alcohol consumption may worsen symptoms of neuropathy
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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

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  1. Toxic polyneuropathy -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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