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Aug 7, 2001

Thank you Dr. for taking your time in answering. What can be mistaken with neuropathy? or if one is not HIV positive and not diabetic what can cause neuropathy, lack of vitamins? or some other neurological disfunctions? I have symptoms related to the ones that are described as neuropathy except it started in my hands and I feel pin like strikes on and off all over my body? Thank you very much

Response from Dr. Boyle

Neuropathy can occur from many causes including HIV, HIV-related medications, diabetes, hypothyroidism, nutrtional deficiencies, alcohol abuse, renal and liver disease. Your symptoms are not suggestive of peripheral neuropathy (which generally involves numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands or feet) and I suggest you seek evaluation by a clinician to clarify your condition.

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