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Drug-induced polyneuropathy
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Drug-induced polyneuropathy

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Contributors: Jamie Adams MD
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Synopsis

Damage of multiple peripheral nerves in a relatively symmetric fashion due to various drugs. Sensory, motor, or autonomic nerves may be affected. Symptoms depend on the type of nerve fibers affected and the offending drug. Some of the drugs associated with this condition include certain chemotherapeutic agents, antibiotics, and antiretrovirals. Affected individuals may have paresthesias, numbness, burning pain, balance problems, or weakness. Symptoms can develop acutely or gradually, and prognosis varies.

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ICD10CM:
G62.0 – Drug-induced polyneuropathy

SNOMEDCT:
7339009 – Polyneuropathy due to drug

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 05/12/2016
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Drug-induced polyneuropathy : Decreased touch sensation, Distal muscle weakness, Paresthesias
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