What are the differential diagnoses for peripheral diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Peripheral neuropathy includes the following:

  • Pernicious anemia

  • Vitamin B-6 intoxication

  • Alcoholism

  • Uremia

  • Chemical toxins

  • Nerve entrapment and compression of benign etiology

  • Hepatitis

  • Idiopathic

  • Congenital (various hereditary sensory motor neuropathies)

  • Paraneoplastic syndrome

  • Syphilis


  • Medication (eg, chemotherapy, isoniazid)

  • Spine disease (eg, radiculopathy, stenosis, arteriovenous [AV] fistula)

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