Peripheral neuropathies: A practical approach for the hospitalist

Rachel Thompson, Michael D. Weiss

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Peripheral neuropathies are a common problem with a myriad of potential etiologies that may be encountered acutely. Early diagnosis of certain neuropathies can lead to life-saving therapy. This article reviews the literature on diagnostic approaches to peripheral neuropathies and suggests a structured framework of pattern recognition and systematic evaluation to aid the hospitalist in efficient evaluation of urgent cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis


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