DR. HENRY, EARLY PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?
Aug 17, 2005
Dear Dr. Henry, What are the signs of HIV related early peripheral neuropathy. I've been having burning sensations(actually it feels more like a drop of hot water on the skin surface) in my fingers, toes, feet, face, thigh, and scalp. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
HIV related peripheral neuropathy generally would not cause the symtoms that you describe. More typiically one would see painful or disagreeable sensations are produced my orinary stimuli, a stocking glove distribution for distal extremity loss of sense of touch, decreased reflexes in ankles, weakness in feet/lower legs then hands, and/or shrinkage of muscle size. KH
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