Epidemics and outbreaks of peripheral nervous system disorders: II. Toxic and nutritional causes.

Peripheral neuropathies have various causes, both infectious and non-infectious. When we think of "epidemics", we often refer to an infectious or even post-infectious origin. Nevertheless, the history of mankind is marked by episodes of epidemics of peripheral neuropathies of non-infectious nature, either of nutritional or toxic origin: we present here the main causes of such epidemics.

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