General practitioners see a variety of people with peripheral neuropathy. Most patients will have a straightforward reason for their difficulties, and the long lists of obscure causes that we learnt for our final exams are rarely needed. However, it is important to recognise peripheral neuropathy and to know how to investigate it appropriately.
- What is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in Australia?
a. alcohol dependence
b. nutritional deficiencies
c. diabetes mellitus
d. heavy metal poisoning
e. autoimmune diseases
The multiple choice questions in this quiz may have more than one answer.