Apr 21, 2012
Doc, can peripheral neuropathy, though felt in both hands and feet, differ in the intensity of pain and kind of pain felt in different regions and areas of the parts affected?
Response from Dr. Henry
Standard HIV or ART related perihperal neuropathy most often involves the toes/feet in a symmetric manner with numbness and or pain-moving up feet and ankles before the fingers/hands tend to be involved. A specific neurologic history and examination is needed to sort out possible causes of pain appearing in different areas and of different intensities. KH
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