What is polyneuropathy?

Also known as: peripheral neuropathy

Neuropathy refers to damage that occurs to the nerves. When this damage occurs to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, or those outside of the brain and spinal cord, it is known as polyneuropathy. It can be either acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-lasting). 
 

Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD

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