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Does peripheral neuropathy affect children differently than adults?

Peripheral neuropathy does not affect children differently than adults. It is more common in adults. However, people who have inherited types of peripheral neuropathy may begin to notice their symptoms during childhood, if they were not detected in infancy. Symptoms can range from nearly insignificant to crippling.

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