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Polyneuropathy versus Mononeuropathy Which type is it?

Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time.

Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation. Examples include:

The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time.


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