DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20195621

Peripheral neuropathy in Chronic Kidney Diseases: prevalence and its correlates

Gajanan Gondhali, Ashish Kundalwal, Anant A. Takalkar

Abstract


Background: Peripheral polyneuropathy is most common Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) related complication with prevalence of more than 60%. The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy is directly proportional to duration and severity of CKD. Objective of the study was to study and assess the prevalence of peripheral neuritis and its correlates in patients with chronic kidney diseases.

Methods: The present study was a cross sectional; descriptive study was conducted in October 2016 to October 2018. Data analysed by using SPSS 23.0 version.

Results: Out of 90 subjects, majority were from 45-54 years age group (26). 70% were male and 30% were females. Out of 60 pre-HD patients, 33(55%) showed peripheral neuropathy. Out of 30 HD patients, 24(80%) showed peripheral neuropathy. Maximum percentage of PN seen in 45-54 age group (76.92%) amongst the 60 males 39 (65%) and amongst 30 females 18(60%) showed peripheral neuropathy. Maximum percentage of PN seen in >5 years age group (79.31%). Pure axonal sensory motor neuropathy (28.88%) was most common pattern.

Conclusions: Peripheral neuropathy is very common in CKD, more common in dialysis patients as compared to predialysis patients.

Keywords


Chronic kidney diseases, Haemodialysis, Peripheral neuropathy, Prevalence

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