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Old 04-11-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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Nerve abnormalities

Can any one help me please. I have just been diagnosed with "Asymmetric distal peripheral nerve abnormalities in keeping with a neuropathy or a mono-neuritis multiplex" What does this mean?

 
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Re: Nerve abnormalities

Hi steve1987, from your diagnosis I assume you have seen a neurologist. Have you had a skin biopsy? Are you on medications and what are your symptoms.

 
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: Nerve abnormalities

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Hi steve1987, from your diagnosis I assume you have seen a neurologist. Have you had a skin biopsy? Are you on medications and what are your symptoms.
Hi Cream9518 - Seen by a consultant in January and had MRI and EMG - Results of EMG shows Asymmetric distal peripheral nerve abnormalities in keeping with a neurapathy or mono-neuritis multiplex. Blood tests were normal but I am unable to see consultant for few weeks as the consultant is on annual leave. I have no idea of what I have and my GP knows very little so cannot tell me anything/prognosis. What would a skin biopsy show or reveal? How serious is this condition? - Thanks Steve1987

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Re: Nerve abnormalities

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Hi Cream9518 - Seen by a consultant in January and had MRI and EMG - Results of EMG shows Asymmetric distal peripheral nerve abnormalities in keeping with a neurapathy or mono-neuritis multiplex. Blood tests were normal but I am unable to see consultant for few weeks as the consultant is on annual leave. I have no idea of what I have and my GP knows very little so cannot tell me anything/prognosis. What would a skin biopsy show or reveal? How serious is this condition? - Thanks Steve1987

 
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Re: Nerve abnormalities

Hi Steve, Mononeuritis multiplex actually is a group of disorders, not a true distinct disease entity.
It can be associated with (but not limited to) systemic disorders such as diabetes, prediabetes, vasculitis, amyloidosis, direct tumor involvement, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and paraneoplastic syndromes, also possibly may be associated to Lyme disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, Sjögren syndrome, cryoglobulinemia, hypereosinophilia, temporal arteritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, leprosy, acute viral hepatitis A, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) & about one third remain idiopathic [ cause unknown ] because the undelying condition can't be found as yet.
Whilst it is now Asymmetric in nature it can become symmetric if not treated, in answer to what a skin punch biopsy will do, it will test the small fibre nerves for damage, these nerves are responsible for the feeling of temperture and pain.
If your neuroligist is not aggressive in finding the cause then i suggest you find a neuro or medical centre that specializes Peripheral Neuropathy [neuritis means the same thing as neuropathy]..
good luck anyway
Aussie

 
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