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Muscle Nerve. 1990 Oct;13(10):889-903.

AAEM minimonograph #34: polyneuropathy: classification by nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

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Department of Neurology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.

Abstract

Electrodiagnostic evaluation of patients with suspected polyneuropathy is useful for detecting and documenting peripheral abnormalities, identifying the predominant pathophysiology, and determining the prognosis for certain disorders. The electrodiagnostic classification of polyneuropathy is associated with morphologic correlates and is based upon determining involvement of sensory and motor fibers and distinguishing between predominantly axon loss and demyelinating lesions. Accurate electrodiagnostic classification leads to a more focused and expedient identification of the etiology of polyneuropathy in clinical situations.

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PMID:
2172810
DOI:
10.1002/mus.880131002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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