Peripheral Neuropathy. Victor F. Politi, M.D., Medical Director, St. Anthony’s School of Allied Health Professions, Physician Assistant Program. Introduction. Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system.
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Victor F. Politi, M.D., Medical Director, St. Anthony’s School of Allied Health Professions, Physician Assistant Program
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Medications (see next slide)Distal Symmetric Sensorimotor Polyneuropathies
AxonalVincristine (Oncovin, Vincosar PFS) Paclitaxel (Taxol) Nitrous oxide Colchicine (Probenecid, Col-Probenecid) Isoniazid (Laniazid) Hydralazine (Apresoline) Metronidazole (Flagyl) Pyridoxine (Nestrex, Beesix) Didanosine (Videx) Lithium Alfa interferon (Roferon-A, Intron A, Alferon N) Dapsone
Axonal - continued..Phenytoin (Dilantin) Cimetidine (Tagamet) Disulfiram (Antabuse) Chloroquine (Aralen) Ethambutol (Myambutol) Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep)
DemyelinatingAmiodarone (Cordarone) Chloroquine Suramin (Fourneau 309, Bayer 205, Germanin) Gold
NeuronopathyThalidomide (Synovir) Cisplatin (Platinol) PyridoxineMedications Causing Neuropathies