Neuritis (neuropathy) - an inflammatory disease of the peripheral nerves, which are identified along with the pain symptoms of so-called loss, ie, loss of or decrease in sensitivity, as well as paralysis and paresis.
Varieties of neuritis
Several distinct types of neuritis, which differ for reasons of (alcoholic neuritis, diabetic neuritis), as well as the number and type of damage to the nerves (local neuritis, polyneuritis, plexitis, sciatica)
The causes of neuritis
Local neuritis, which affected only one nerve, can be caused injury, local infection, arthritis or tumor. The causes of multiple neuritis (polyneuritis) serve a variety of external and internal factors. The external factors include alcoholism, lead poisoning, arsenic, carbon monoxide (carbon monoxide), ether, sulfur, phosphorus, mercury, antimony, bismuth, and other substances. The internal - pregnancy, diabetes, rheumatism, gout, porphyria, vitamin deficiency, infectious diseases (especially diphtheria, streptococcal infections and typhoid fever), as well as hereditary degenerative diseases.