Neuritis (//) is inflammation of a nerve 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, muscle wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.
- Physical injury
- Chemical injury such as chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy
- Autoimmune disease, especially multiple sclerosis and Guillain–Barré syndrome
- Beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency)
- Celiac disease
- Diabetes (Diabetic neuropathy)
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Vitamin B6 excess
Types of neuritis
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