Neuritis

October 26, 2016

Neuritis is a general term for inflammation of a nerve. Symptoms depend on the nerves involved, but can include pain, paresthesia (pins & needles sensation), paresis (weakness), hypoesthesia (numb­ness), anesthesia (a loss of sensation) paralysis (a loss of movement), atrophy (muscle loss), and dis­appearance of the reflexes. Antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs have been shown effective for the treatment of neuritis.