Peripheral neuropathy is common in the elderly, but finding its cause can be challenging in
this age group. Age related changes in peripheral nerve function though are not a barrier
to an efficient and rational clinical identifi cation as a structured methodology based on the
clinical pattern can increase the diagnostic yield. In the first of a series, Drs Jia Haur Tho and
Jeff Gawler discuss how peripheral neuropathy is assessed and managed.