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Neuromuscul Disord. 1998 Apr;8(2):87-9.

Demyelinating neuropathy in a patient with multiple sclerosis and genotypical HMSN-1.

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Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Memphis 38163, USA.

Abstract

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may develop a peripheral neuropathy, sometimes attributed to nutritional deficiency. Other patients present with a demyelinating neuropathy which is presumed to be the result of an autoimmune process that affects both the central and peripheral nervous systems. We report a case of concurring MS and demyelinating neuropathy, without a positive family history, in whom genetic testing proved the neuropathy to be hereditary and not autoimmune. Hereditary neuropathy should be a consideration in sporadic cases of peripheral neuropathy and MS.

PMID:
9608561
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-8966(98)00016-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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