by Carlo Raj, MD

Polyneuropathy, as the name suggests, is a nerve dysfunction encompassing many nerves throughout the body. Notably, though, it relates to peripheral nerves. There are many etiologies that can result in polyneuropathy. These include systemic disorders like cancer, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune disorders, as well as environmental insults such as toxins, infections, and pharmacologic agents. The resulting deficits (e.g., related to movement or sensation) are dependent on the nerves involved. Often, the distal nerves (i.e., those in the feet or hands—a “stocking glove” distribution) are affected before those in the more proximal extremities or trunk. Physicians use a multimodal approach for diagnosis and treatment, including electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and laboratory tests. Treatment is often targeted at the underlying disorder, but physical therapy, drugs, and other measures may help if this is not successful.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:50 h
  • Quiz questions 43
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Polyneuropathy

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Alfonso L. on 07. June 2024 for Neuromuscular Junction and Myasthenia Gravis

buena presentación, el expositor explica con mejores palabras y no lee solo las diapositivas

Bad Lesson Arrangement and Leccturing
By stassia s. on 21. December 2023 for Polyneuropathy: Introduction

Where is pathophysio, the arrangements of these lessons are bad .i cant even understand and Osmosis is better

the biggest problem in almost all neurology videos
By stassia s. on 21. December 2023 for Polyneuropathy

The lessons are not detaield just like the lessons i found online, i paid almost 300$ for this? are u kidding me? This is very bad lesson , lecturing, I dont even understand a little bit.

Keep going Dr Raj !
By Maria V. on 03. October 2021 for Polyneuropathy

I like Dr Raj. He is so funny and manages to make me remember many things!