Neuralgia and neuritis (plexitis) are lesions of the peripheral nerves caused by hypothermia, infection, trauma, intoxication, and metabolic disorders. Neuralgia is characterized by pain arising along the course of a nerve or its branches. Neuritis is accompanied by sensitivity disorders, trophic disorders, paresis and paralysis, as well as those that perceive the nerve impulse (sensitivity) and motor functions. All this is associated with varying degrees of degeneration of nerve fibers until their breakdown.
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