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2 Possible Causes for Peripheral Neuropathy Causing Distal Leg Weakness

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Initially, a person who is infected does not have symptoms and typically remains this way for 5 to 20 years. Symptoms that develop include granulomas of the nerves, respiratory[…][]

  • Diphtheritic Neuropathy

    It causes weakness and atrophy of distal muscles, especially those innervated by the peroneal nerve ("stork leg"), pes cavus, sensory loss, and action tremor in some patients[] CMT1 is the most common inherited peripheral neuropathy. It involves 1 in 2500 persons and is autosomal dominant.[]

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