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neuropathy, sometimes called mononeuropathy, affects a
single nerve, most often in the wrist, thigh, or foot. It may also affect the
nerves of the back and chest, as well as those that control the eye
Focal neuropathy is far less common than peripheral or
autonomic neuropathy. It occurs mostly in older people with diabetes. Focal
neuropathies usually come on suddenly and sometimes improve on their own within 6 to
Focal neuropathy may cause:
These symptoms may be caused by other serious conditions. See your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
If you have diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, you are also
more likely to get focal neuropathy from pressure points. To avoid creating
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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