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Mononeuritis

Peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side effects of systemic illness.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with mononeuritis, 79% report having loss of sensation, 51% report having foot or toe pain, and 47% report having paresthesia. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of mononeuritis are loss of sensation, paresthesia, and hand or finger weakness, although you may still have mononeuritis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with mononeuritis often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, examination of foot, application of splint, other therapeutic procedures, decompression peripheral nerve and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with mononeuritis include propoxyphene, rofecoxib (vioxx), tiagabine (gabitril), buprenorphine (suboxone), dexlansoprazole (dexilant), sevoflurane, epirubicin, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol, flurbiprofen, phenelzine (nardil), fenoprofen (progesic), 6-aminocaproic acid (amicar) and melphalan .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for mononeuritis include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get mononeuritis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.9x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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