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About Peripheral Neuropathy - What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
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.