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Old 02-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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are there any tests for *SMALLER* fiber neuropathy?

So I know nerve conduction tests and EMGs exist, but they only really test the main trunk of the nerves. I was wondering if there is a test out there for the smaller peripheral branches?

Anyone know of anything?

 
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Re: are there any tests for *SMALLER* fiber neuropathy?

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So I know nerve conduction tests and EMGs exist, but they only really test the main trunk of the nerves. I was wondering if there is a test out there for the smaller peripheral branches?

Anyone know of anything?
What I have read is they perform a skin biopsy. You can read about it on the internet by using SFN as your search.

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: are there any tests for *SMALLER* fiber neuropathy?

Hi, I had a sural nerve biopsy that confirmed I had small fiber neuropathy. The procedure is invasive and leaves a nasty scar above your ankle and the feeling on my right foot from my ankle to my baby toe has no feeling. I think there may be a better way. Best of luck, June

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Re: are there any tests for *SMALLER* fiber neuropathy?

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What I have read is they perform a skin biopsy. You can read about it on the internet by using SFN as your search.
Also, now a genetic test which is done on saliva. It looks at the SCN9a gene and a lab (Transgenomic) does it in the US.

 
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