Semin Neurol 2015; 35(04): 448-457
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1558977
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Toxic Neuropathies

Chafic Karam
1   Department of Neurology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
P. James B. Dyck
2   Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
06 October 2015 (online)


Toxic neuropathies are a rare, but important cause of acquired polyneuropathy. In this review article, the authors discuss the general principles of toxic neuropathies and provide a systematic review of neuropathies related to drugs, heavy metals, environmental and industrial agents, and alcoholic neuropathies.