Types of Peripheral Neuropathies

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Amyloid Polyneuropathy

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Amyloidosis may be associated with a neuropathy in about 20 percent of patients. Amyloidosis may occur with diseases such as multiple myeloma or may be inherited. Amyloid neuropathy may result in a variety of clinical conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathic pain, an autonomic neuropathy, cranial neuropathy, and later on weakness. Diagnosis may include several tests including a nerve or muscle biopsy and genetic testing. There may be treatment for amyloid polyneuropathy and this will be discussed with you by your physician.