disseminated neuritis


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disseminated neuritis

inflammation of peripheral nerves, with pain, tenderness, and loss of function. Lesions may affect the parenchyma of peripheral sensory and motor tracts. The condition may be caused by alcohol, infectious agents, or exposure to heavy metals. Compare multifocal motor neuropathy.

disseminated neuritis

An older term for an inflammatory neuropathy with segmental lesions of axons and myelin sheath of peripheral sensory and motor nerves; it is clinically characterised by pain, tenderness and loss of function. It is little used in the working medical parlance.

disseminated neuritis

Neuritis involving a large group of nerves.
See also: neuritis
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