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Infections linked to Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections. Certain infections can cause nerve damage or inflammation that results in symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Here are some infections that are known to be linked to peripheral neuropathy.

First, viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and herpes simplex virus can cause peripheral neuropathy. These viruses can infect nerves directly or cause inflammation that leads to nerve damage.

Second, bacterial infections such as Lyme disease, diphtheria, and leprosy can also cause peripheral neuropathy. These infections can damage nerves directly or produce toxins that harm nerves.

Third, fungal infections such as candidiasis and aspergillosis can also cause peripheral neuropathy. These infections can invade the nervous system and cause inflammation that leads to nerve damage.

Fourth, parasitic infections such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, and Chagas disease can also cause peripheral neuropathy. These infections can invade nerves and cause inflammation or produce toxins that harm nerves.

Finally, certain autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) can also cause peripheral neuropathy. These conditions occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the nerves, causing inflammation and damage.

In conclusion, infections can be a significant cause of peripheral neuropathy. It is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause of neuropathy and develop an appropriate treatment plan. This may include treating the underlying infection with antibiotics, antiviral medications, or antifungal drugs, as well as managing symptoms with medications, lifestyle modifications, and other therapies. With proper diagnosis and treatment, it is often possible to manage peripheral neuropathy and improve quality of life.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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