Acute involvement of most individual peripheral nerves has been described. The most commonly involved nerves are the median, ulnar, radial, femoral, lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh, and common peroneal nerves. Onset is often sudden, presumably due to infarction of the nerve, and pain may be a prominent feature in such cases. Isolated peripheral nerve lesions tend to occur at the common sites for pressure palsies, and nerves in diabetic subjects are more susceptible to compression injury.17
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