Peripheral neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy is a clinical symptom reflective of underlying neurological disease characterized by reduced proprioceptive or motor function in peripheral nerves, particularly the limbs.

This condition is commonly associated with (in order of importance):

- Peripheral nerve sheath tumor[2]
- Meningioma
- Degenerative myelopathy in Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Boxers
- Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndrome in Jack Russell terriers
- Hypertrophic neuropathy in Tibetan Mastiffs
- Angiostrongylus cantonensis[3]
- Borrelia burgdorferi
- Tick-borne encephalitis


References

  1. Lowrie M (2012) Vestibular disease: anatomy, physiology, and clinical signs. Compend Contin Educ Vet 34(7):E1-E5
  2. Jakab C et al (2012) Expression of claudin-1 in canine peripheral nerve sheath tumours and perivascular wall tumours. Immunohistochemical study. Histol Histopathol 27(7):905-917
  3. Lunn JA et al (2012) Twenty two cases of canine neural angiostronglyosis in eastern Australia (2002-2005) and a review of the literature. Parasit Vectors 5:70