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Polyneuropathies (Polyneuropathy)

Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Also Known As:
Polyneuropathy; Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness; Polyneuropathy, Familial; Polyneuropathy, Inherited; Polyneuropathy, Motor; Acquired Polyneuropathies; Acquired Polyneuropathy; Critical Illness Polyneuropathies; Critical Illness Polyneuropathy; Familial Polyneuropathies; Familial Polyneuropathy; Inherited Polyneuropathies; Inherited Polyneuropathy; Motor Polyneuropathies; Motor Polyneuropathy; Polyneuropathies, Acquired; Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness; Polyneuropathies, Familial; Polyneuropathies, Inherited; Polyneuropathies, Motor; Polyneuropathy, Acquired
Networked: 3436 relevant articles (184 outcomes, 312 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)
2. Myasthenia Gravis
3. Dermatomyositis (Dermatopolymyositis)
4. Pain (Aches)
5. Paraproteinemias (Monoclonal Gammopathy)

Experts

1. Ando, Yukio: 75 articles (12/2015 - 03/2002)
2. Ueda, Mitsuharu: 30 articles (03/2014 - 02/2004)
3. Obayashi, Konen: 29 articles (09/2014 - 03/2002)
4. Suhr, Ole B: 21 articles (12/2015 - 03/2002)
5. Ando, Y: 21 articles (06/2011 - 02/2000)
6. Jono, Hirofumi: 20 articles (12/2014 - 06/2009)
7. Nakamura, Masaaki: 20 articles (11/2010 - 03/2002)
8. Saraiva, Maria João: 18 articles (03/2015 - 11/2002)
9. Saraiva, M J: 18 articles (12/2014 - 01/2000)
10. Yamashita, Taro: 18 articles (12/2013 - 11/2003)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Polyneuropathies:
1. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG)FDA Link
2. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin)IBA
3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
4. Immunoglobulin M (IgM)IBA
5. Prednisone (Sone)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Immunoglobulin G (IgG)IBA
7. rituximab (Mabthera)FDA Link
8. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Melphalan (Alkeran)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Prealbumin (Transthyretin)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Plasmapheresis
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Liver Transplantation
4. Plasma Exchange
5. Transplants (Transplant)