Peripheral Nerve Diseases MCQs
- Recognized causes of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Diabetes mellitus
- (T, T, T, T, T) Causes of peripheral neuropathy: (`DAM IT BICH’)
- Drugs (vincristine, metronidazole, gold, isoniazid (B6 deficiency), phenytoin (folate deficiency), ethambutol, cisplatin, amiodarone)
- Alcohol, amyloid
- Metabolic (DM, hypothyroid, CRF, porphyria – acute, intermittent and variagate)
- Infection (diphtheria, Guillian Barré syndrome)
- Tumour (Ca lung)
- B vitamin deficiency (B1,B6,B12,)
- Connective tissue diseases (SLE, PAN) Charcot-Marie tooth
- Heavy metal (Pb/Hg) poisoning.
- Painful peripheral neuropathy occurs with diabetic amyotrophy, ethanol, beri-beri, drug toxicity (metronidazole), AIDS and Strachan syndrome (orogenital ulcers, sensory neuropathy, amblyopia).