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Neuritis (nyoo-ri´tis) is a general term for inflammation of a nerve[1] or the general inflammation of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms depend on the nerves involved, but may include pain, paresthesia (pins-and-needles), paresis (weakness), hypoesthesia (numbness), anesthesia, paralysis, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.

Causes of neuritis include:

Types of neuritis include:


  1. ^ "neuritis" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
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  3. ^ Rosenbloom, Mark; Tarabar, Asim; Adler, Robert A. "Vitamin Toxicity". Medscape Reference. Medscape. Retrieved 21 May 2013.