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A 36-year-old male asked:

Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: The virus or bacertia can attack nerve tissue. It is seen with: • hiv/aidsgenital herpes (or any one of the large number of herpes-simplex viruses) • gonorrheasyphilischlamydiahepatitis b and d • hpv (human papillomavirus infection).
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
AIDS can do that: End stage aids-if it is not treated- can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, nerve problems, and vitamin deficiency as the result of the malnutrition etc. Neuro-syphillis- syphillis that is affecting nervous system can cause nerve damage- but that has nothing to do with vitamin deficiency.
Last updated Oct 21, 2016


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