What are some less common peripheral neuropathies?
There are many other peripheral neuropathies. Hypothyroidism can cause a sensory polyneuropathy as well as mononeuropathy due to entrapment (most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome). Uremia and chronic renal failure are associated with a sensory polyneuropathy. Amyloidosis is associated with pain, small-fiber dysfunction (e.g., loss of pain and thermal senses), and autonomic neuropathy. Meanwhile, patients with the rare lipid storage disorder Fabry’s disease can develop painful polyneuropathy with continuous, burning dysesthesias of the distal extremities. Exposure to toxins like arsenic and cyanide may also lead to polyneuropathies.