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Pediatric Polyneuropathy Cognitive Disorders

Polyneuropathy occurs when the peripheral nerves are damaged, which can impact brain and cognitive (thinking) function.

What is Pediatric Polyneuropathy Cognitive Disorders?

When damage occurs to the peripheral nerves (all nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord), polyneuropathy results.

What are the different types of Pediatric Polyneuropathy Cognitive Disorders?

Neuropathies generally fall into three categories:

Acquired neuropathy

This type develops over time due to a known cause.

Hereditary neuropathy

This type is passed down in families.

Idiopathic neuropathy

This type develops due to an unknown cause.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Polyneuropathy Cognitive Disorders?

Symptoms of polyneuropathy cognitive disorders include the following, usually in the hands, arms, legs or feet:

  • Hypersensitivity (your body has an exaggerated response to a trigger)
  • Numbness
  • Pain or weakness
  • Tingling or burning

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