Large-fiber neuropathy in distal sensory neuropathy with normal routine nerve conduction.

Academic Article


  • Near-nerve needle sensory nerve conduction of plantar nerves in 100 patients with distal sensory neuropathy with normal routine nerve conduction (DSN-NNC) found the definite neuropathy pattern (abnormality in more than three of six tested nerves) in 65%, axonal neuropathy in 35%, and the known cause in 37% of patients. Absent or diminished reflexes were a reliable indicator for large fiber neuropathy (LFN). This near-nerve needle plantar nerve study provides useful and unequivocal evidence of its value in identifying neuropathy in DSN-NNC by finding LFN in 65% of patients.
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  • Neurology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Action Potentials, Adult, Aged, Electromyography, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neural Conduction, Neuritis, Proprioception, Prospective Studies, Retrospective Studies, Tibial Neuropathy
  • Author List

  • Oh SJ; Melo AC; Lee DK; Cichy SW; Kim DS; Demerci M; Seo JH; Claussen GC
  • Start Page

  • 1570
  • End Page

  • 1572
  • Volume

  • 56
  • Issue

  • 11