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Glossary for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Hivid

  • Burning symptoms: Any burning or burn-like sensations.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • 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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