Chronic Conditions

Patients with some frequency present to the ED with neuropathy associated with an underlying condition. Many are of a chronic nature, and a few are subacute. Most of these do not present acute management issues. However, conditions such as syphilis, Lyme disease, and vitamin B 12 deficiency benefit from early detection. A

detailed discussion of neuropathies associated with underlying medical illness is worthy of an entire text. The interested reader is referred to standard neurology texts.5 T,a..ble.,2.2,5.-2. shows the expected presentations for some diseases associated with peripheral neuropathies.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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