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How common is peripheral neuropathy?

Many people suffer from peripheral neuropathy. About 20 million people in the United States are reported to have the disorder. And peripheral neuropathy is particularly common among individuals suffering from certain diseases. For instance, among those with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy affects 60-70% of the group. Alcoholics also tend to suffer from the disease.

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