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  • Alternative Names

    Neuropathy; Isolated mononeuritis


    Symptoms depend on the specific nerve affected, and may include:

    • Loss of sensation
    • Paralysis
    • Tingling, burning, pain, abnormal sensations
    • Weakness

    Signs and tests

    A detailed medical history is needed to determine the possible cause of the disorder. An examination and nerve and muscle testing may show a loss of feeling, movement, or other problems with a specific nerve. Reflexes may be abnormal.

    Tests may include:

    • Electromyogram (EMG) -- a recording of electrical activity in muscles
    • Nerve conduction tests (NCV) -- recording the speed of electrical activity in the nerves
    • Nerve biopsy

    Other tests may include:

    • Antinuclear antibody panel (ANA)
    • Blood chemistry tests
    • C-reactive protein
    • Imaging scans, such as MRI or CT scan
    • Rheumatoid factor
    • Sedimentation rate
    • Thyroid tests
    • X-rays