Mononeuritis

Inflammation of a single nerve. There are many causes of mononeuritis including diabetes mellitus, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lyme disease. The treatment of mononeuritis depends on the underlying cause. Whereas mononeuritis involves only a single nerve, mononeuritis multiplex involves inflammation of two or more nerves, typically in unrelated portions of the body, causing a loss of function of the muscle tissue that is innervated by the affected nerve. For example, sudden loss of ability to normally lift the foot up while walking (foot drop) can be caused by mononeuritis multiplex when accompanied by loss of nerve function elsewhere in the body.

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mono·neu·ri·tis -n(y)u̇-'rīt-əs n, pl -rit·i·des -'rit-ə-.dēz or -ri·tis·es neuritis of a single nerve

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n.
disease affecting a single peripheral nerve. Mononeuritis multiplex is the separate involvement of two or more nerves. See also peripheral neuropathy.

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mono·neu·ri·tis (mon″o-n-riґtis) [mono- + neur- + -itis] disease of a single nerve.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • mononeuritis — enfermedad o trastorno que afecta sólo a un tronco nervioso y que cursa con inflamación. CIE 10 [véase http://www.iqb.es/patologia/mononeuritis.htm] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • mononeuritis — n. disease affecting a single peripheral nerve. Mononeuritis multiplex is the separate involvement of two or more nerves. See also: peripheral neuropathy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Mononeuritis — Mono|neu|ri̱tis [↑mono... u. ↑Neuritis] w; , ...iti̱den (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...i̱tides): Entzündung eines einzelnen Nervs (Gegensatz: ↑Polyneuritis) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Mononeuritis — Mo|no|neu|ri|tis die; , ...itiden: Entzündung eines einzelnen Nervs (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mononeuritis múltiple — Véase mononeuropatía múltiple. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Mononeuritis multiplex — Inflammation of two or more nerves, typically in unrelated portions of the body. Mononeuritis multiplex causes a loss of function of the muscle tissue that is innervated by the affected nerve. For example, sudden loss of ability to normally lift… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mononeuritis multiplex — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 8346 ICD10 = ICD10|G|58|7|g|50 ICD9 = ICD9|354.5 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000782 eMedicineSubj = pmr eMedicineTopic = 80 MeshID = D020422 Mononeuritis multiplex is the clinical picture… …   Wikipedia

  • Mononeuritis multiplex — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G58.7 Mononeuritis multiplex …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Мононеврит (Mononeuritis) — заболевание, при котором поражается какой либо один периферический нерв. Сдавление нерва или нарушение его кровоснабжения являются наиболее часто встречающимися причинами развития мононеврита. Множественный мононеврит (mononeuritis multiplex)… …   Медицинские термины

  • МОНОНЕВРИТ — (mononeuritis) заболевание, при котором поражается какой либо один периферический нерв. Сдавление нерва или нарушение его кровоснабжения являются наиболее часто встречающимися причинами развития мононеврита. Множественный мононеврит (mononeuritis …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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