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Pediatr Neurol. 1998 Sep;19(3):227-9.

Hereditary insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis.

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Division of Pediatrics, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel.

Abstract

Hereditary sensory neuropathy type IV is an autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis and resulting in recurrent hyperpyrexia, self-mutilation, recurrent infections, chronic osteomyelitis, bone and joint deformities, and limb amputations. Described is a child with signs as well as skin and nerve biopsy results compatible with this disease, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate medical and educational care to prevent complications.

PMID:
9806143
DOI:
10.1016/s0887-8994(98)00047-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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