Neuritis /nʊˈraɪtɪs/ or /njʊˈraɪtɪs/ is a general term for 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, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.
Causes of neuritis include:
- Physical injury
- Chemical injury such as chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy
- Underlying conditions include:
Types of neuritis include:
- "neuritis" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
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