Human peripheral nerve disease (peripheral neuropathies)

Alan R. Berger, Herbert H. Schaumburg

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the classification of peripheral nerve diseases. These are different ways to categorize human peripheral nerve disease: by modality (e.g., motor versus sensory), by fiber size affected (e.g., large versus small), or by anatomical distribution and pathology. The latter approach is favored because it stresses the site of probably pathological change, using clinical and electrophysiological data. The chapter then discusses the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Axon
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Function and Pathophysiology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865802
ISBN (Print)9780195082937
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • Diagnosis
  • Motor versus sensory
  • Neuropathy
  • Pathological change
  • Peripheral nerve diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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