Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
What are signs and symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?
What are causes of Peripheral Neuropathy?
How to evaluate a case of Peripheral Neuropathy?
What Are The Treatment Options Available?
Symptomatic treatment- Neuropathic pain medicine, topical agents
Plasma exchange and intravenous immune globulin - These procedures, which help suppress immune system activity, might benefit people with certain inflammatory conditions.
What Is Guillain-Barré Syndrome?
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system—the network of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.
GBS can range from a very mild case with brief weakness to nearly devastating paralysis, leaving the person unable to breathe independently.
GBS can be diagnosed clinically with help of NCS, CSF analysis. GBS can be treated with plasmapheresis or intravenous immunoglobulin(IVIg). Fortunately, most people eventually recover from even the most severe cases of GBS. After recovery, some people will continue to have some degree of weakness.