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Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead: Introduction

Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead: Exposure to lead can cause neuropathy as lead 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 -- Lead is available below.

Symptoms of Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead

Treatments for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead

  • Avoid further exposure to toxin
  • Treatment of polyneuropathy related to lead exposure depends upon the identification of the cause of exposure, the duration of exposure, and the severity of symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Treatments include:
    • Removal from continued exposure
    • Healthy diet - B group vitamin supplementation may have a role
    • Alcohol cessation or moderation - excessive alcohol consumption may worsen symptoms of neuropathy
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Prognosis for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead

Prognosis for Toxic polyneuropathy -- Lead: If the cause of the polyneuropathy is removed, often a full recovery can be expected.

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

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