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Can exposure to chemicals cause peripheral nerve disorders?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
SW can: It depend on the chemicals, kind of exposure and extent.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Some can: It depends on the chemical, kind, route, and extent of exposure.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Yes: There are some medications that are associated with peripheral neuropathy, especially some chemotherapy agents. Some of these can be at least partially counteracted by vitamin supplementation, but it varies from drug to drug.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are peripheral nerve disorders hereditary?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Sometimes: While most cases of peripheral neuropathy are not inherited, there are some genetic neuropathies, both dominant and recessive. The most common cause of inherited neuropathy is charcot-marie-tooth disease, of which there are multiple subtypes. Additionally, some people have genetic diseases (such as mitochondrial disease) that include a neuropathy among other symptoms.

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