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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Neuropathic pain

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Neuropathic pain includes:

Discussion of underlying conditions of Neuropathic pain:

It can result from diseases that affect nerves (such as diabetes) or from trauma, or, because chemotherapy drugs can affect nerves, it can be a consequence of cancer treatment. Among the many neuropathic pain conditions are diabetic neuropathy (which results from nerve damage secondary to vascular problems that occur with diabetes); reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (see below), which can follow injury; phantom limb and post-amputation pain (see Phantom Pain in the Appendix), which can result from the surgical removal of a limb; postherpetic neuralgia, which can occur after an outbreak of shingles; and central pain syndrome, which can result from trauma to the brain or spinal cord. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Neuropathic pain, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Neuropathic pain. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Neuropathic pain. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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