Health conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include: Autoimmune diseases.
These include Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and vasculitis.
What autoimmune disease affects the nervous system?
Several different types of autoimmune diseases can produce symptoms of nerve pain and nerve damage. These include multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Does Sjogren’s cause neuropathy?
A wide variety of nervous system complications are characteristic features of Sjogren’s syndrome, of which peripheral neuropathy — damage of the peripheral nerves — is a major one. Peripheral neuropathy can cause weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the hands and feet.
Does lupus cause neuropathy?
Damage to the nerves can occur in patients with lupus, with or without myositis (muscle inflammation). Most commonly, this is due to inflammation of many of the nerves on both sides of the body, called peripheral neuropathy. Prevention of lupus neuropathy is similar to preventing any other manifestation of lupus.
What autoimmune diseases cause tingling in hands and feet?
Autoimmune disease may cause tingling in the feet or hands. Autoimmune disease occurs when the body attacks itself.
Autoimmune diseases that may cause tingling include:
- celiac disease.
- rheumatoid arthritis.