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May also be called: Multiple Mononeuropathy
Mononeuritis (mon-oh-noo-RIH-tis) multiplex is nerve damage that affects two or more nerves in different parts of the body.
Mononeuritis means inflammation of a single nerve. When two or more nerves become inflamed, the condition is called mononeuritis multiplex. Mononeuritis multiplex is a group of symptoms and not a disease. It can be caused by a number of different conditions, including vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), diabetes, arthritis, and other diseases that affect the nerves.
Symptoms of mononeuritis multiplex include loss of sensation, weakness, or paralysis in one or more parts of the body; loss of bladder or bowel control; and tingling, burning, or pain in one or more parts of the body.
Treatment for mononeuritis multiplex involves treating the condition that is damaging the nerves, taking medications to control pain, and undergoing therapy to maintain strength and range of motion in the affected parts of the body.
Successfully treating the cause of mononeuritis multiplex can lead to a full recovery. However, nerve inflammation that goes on for too long can lead to permanent nerve damage, so treatment should be started as soon as possible after symptoms become apparent.
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The ADA website includes news, information, tips, and recipes for people with diabetes.
This Web site provides the latest information about the treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.
The Lupus Alliance of America supports those individuals, organizations and agencies that are involved in research to find a cure for lupus or to improve treatment of the disease.
The mission of this group is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis.
The brain controls everything we do, and is often likened to the central computer within a vast, complicated communication network, working at lightning speed.
Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a specific kind of arthritis that usually occurs in kids and teens younger than 17.
Thinking about your diabetes a little bit now – and taking some steps to prevent problems – may make things easier down the road.
Talking or thinking about the long-term complications associated with diabetes can be scary for parents and kids. But being aware of diabetes complications can help prevent them.
Our Diabetes Center provides information and advice for teens about treating and living with diabetes.
Does your child have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Learn how to manage the disease and keep your child healthy.
Diabetes means a problem with insulin, an important hormone in the body. Find out how children with diabetes can stay healthy and do the normal stuff kids like to do.
Kids can get a kind of arthritis that causes joint pain. Find out more in this article for kids.
Our bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.
Without bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn’t stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.
The chronic condition fibromyalgia causes widespread pain in the muscles, joints, and other areas of the body. Lifestyle changes and other strategies can help kids who have it feel better.
In juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)), a person can develop swollen, warm, and painful joints. Learn more.
This is what happens when joints – the places where bones meet – get painful, swollen, and stiff.
Learn about polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), a rare disease causing inflammation of the blood vessels.
Lyme disease can be treated if it’s caught early. So read this to find out what causes it, how it’s treated, and how to prevent it.
Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, Lyme disease in kids is almost always treatable.
The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Find out more about this disease and how to keep those ticks away.
Some people have an autoimmune disorder called lupus. Find out more in this article for kids.
Lupus is known as an autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system mistakenly works against the body’s own tissues.
Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system. Learn how lupus is treated, signs and symptoms, how to support a friend who has it, and more.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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