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What's the cause for polyneuropathy when you are not diabetic or alcoholic? At age 78 female

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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology

In brief: Neuropathy

Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes.
Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease and vitamin deficiencies. There are a number of inherited neuropathies the most common being charcot-marie-tooth neuropathies. Recently a very rare late onset genetically caused neuropathy has been described but it is very rare.

In brief: Neuropathy

Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes.
Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease and vitamin deficiencies. There are a number of inherited neuropathies the most common being charcot-marie-tooth neuropathies. Recently a very rare late onset genetically caused neuropathy has been described but it is very rare.
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