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Neuropathy secondary to drugs

  • Symptoms
    • Numbness, loss of sensation
    • Tingling, abnormal sensations
    • Sensation changes usually begin in the feet or hands and progress inward

    Signs and tests

    A neurological examination may show abnormalities. Blood tests to check levels of the medication may show toxic levels. Normal blood levels of certain drugs may be toxic in elderly or other highly susceptible persons.

    An EMG test of electrical activity of nerves and muscles will be done.