What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including diabetes,
infections, inflammation, auto-immune diseases, protein abnormalities, exposure to toxic
chemicals, poor nutrition,
chronic alcoholism, and
– especially those used to treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. In some cases,
however, even with extensive evaluation, the cause of a person's peripheral
neuropathy remains unknown – this is called idiopathic