Which infections are associated with peripheral neuropathy?

Bottom line: Hansen’s disease (leprosy), HIV/AIDS, lyme disease, tetanus, syphillis and diphtheria.  Herpes simplex virus is associated with a postherpetic neuralgia.

Azhary H, et al.  Peripheral Neuropathy: Differential Diagnosis and Management.  Am Fam Phys.  2010 Apr 1;81(7):887-892.
See Table 1 for a differential diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy.

Located through DynaMed’s Peripheral neuropathy summary.


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