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Peripheral Motor Neuropathy


Presentation

  • While diagnosis is based on electrodiagnosis and clinical presentation, MRI maybe performed to rule out other etiologies of nerve injury.[neurology.org]
  • However, Sjögren syndrome sometimes presents with sensory neuropathy or ganglioneuritis. Ribosomal P antibody may be present in these individuals.[questdiagnostics.com]
  • The potential role of parkin is interesting, as parkin mRNA is present within human peripheral nerve [ 36 ].[intechopen.com]
  • Accordingly, peripheral neuropathies may be characterized by their inheritance, clinical patterns or pathologic presentations.[clinicaladvisor.com]
  • Such changes would be present on electromyography and are consistent with denervation.[podiatrytoday.com]
Weakness
  • The patient has undergone 3 years later further studies due to isolated PIN weakness. MRI showed a mass lesion and enhancement of the PIN and nerve sheath tumor was suggested.[neurology.org]
  • This causes weakness without loss of sensation. The disorder affects less than 1 person per 100,000 people. Men are almost twice as likely as women to develop the illness and most people contract the disease between the ages of 35 and 70.[foundationforpn.org]
  • Motor findings include asymmetric weakness and variable degrees of atrophy. Patients with prominent conduction block may present with weakness in muscles with relatively normal bulk.[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]
  • […] in the fingers double vision or other problems with focusing your eyes, sometimes with eye pain weakness of one side of your face (Bell's palsy) foot or shin pain, weakness or altered sensation The most common type of mononeuropathy is carpal tunnel[nhs.uk]
  • […] the most common presenting symptoms Commonly Affected Regions and Weakness Cervical C5, C6, and C7 Lumbar L4 and L5 Sacral S1 Sites of Weakness C5: shoulder abduction C6: elbow flexion C7: elbow extension, wrist flexion and extension, and hand grip C8[enotes.tripod.com]
Swelling
  • Normally, the WNK kinase-dependent phosphorylation of T(991) tonically inhibits KCC3; however, cell swelling triggers Thr(991) dephosphorylation to activate the transporter and restore cell volume.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Swelling of the optic nerve head, vascular tortuosity, peripapillary telangiectasia, microangiopathy and central scotomas on visual field testing are all signs of LHON.[orpha.net]
  • […] sites (from Bing) Ontology: Neuropathy (C0442874) Definition (CHV) nervous system disorder Definition (CHV) nervous system disorder Definition (CHV) nervous system disorder Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A nerve problem that causes pain, numbness, tingling, swelling[fpnotebook.com]
  • If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away. This can prevent problems from becoming worse.[foothealthfacts.org]
  • If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters, or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away. This can prevent problems from becoming worse.[nwfeet.com]
Fatigue
  • Activity-dependent conduction block in multifocal motor neuropathy: magnetic fatigue test. Neurology 2006;67:280-7. DOI PubMed 4. Pakiam AS, Parry GJ. Multifocal motor neuropathy without overt conduction block. Muscle Nerve 1998;21:243-5. DOI 5.[nnjournal.net]
  • […] painful neuropathy Tricyclic antidepressants and carbamazepine effective in some patients Mexilitine for painful diabetic neuropathy is fairly effective Dose: 75-150mg po tid Contraindicated in long QTc, cardiac arrhythmias Side effects include confusion, fatigue[enotes.tripod.com]
  • They are sudden fatigue, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. OTHER SYMPTOMS OF NERVE DAMAGE Sexual problems. Men may have problems with erections. Women may have trouble with vaginal dryness or orgasm.[mountsinai.org]
  • […] chronic Lyme, which is very slow healing of damaged nerves and nerve roots that can lead to prolonged symptoms for months or years,” he said. ”The other is post-Lyme syndrome, which is when patients have prolonged symptoms years after Lyme—aches, pains, fatigue[lermagazine.com]
  • […] constipation Thermoregulatory dysfunction including change in sweating function Sleep disorders REM behavioral disorder (RBD) Periodic limb movements/restless legs syndrome Excessive daytime somnolence Insomnia Sensory symptoms Numbness, tingling, pain Other Fatigue[intechopen.com]
Acute Intermittent Porphyria
  • CMT) H Hypothyroidism Predominately motor peripheral neuropathy Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Diabetes mellitus Others-e.g. acute intermittent porphyria, lead poisoning, diphtheria[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • Predominantly Motor Neuropathies Guillain-Barre Sydnrome and CIPD Acute intermittant porphyria Lead neuropathy Heritable motor-sensory neuropathies Motor Neuron Disease (neuronopathy): ALS Infantile Motor Neuron Diseases Poliomyelitis and Postpolio Syndrome[enotes.tripod.com]
  • intermittent porphyria Persisting nutritional deficiency Dominantly inherited sensory neuropathy CIDP Critical illness polyneuropathy Abnormal metabolic state CIDP HIV/AIDS Diphtheric neuropathy Paraneoplastic syndrome Toxic Thallium toxicity CIDP Porphyria[aafp.org]
Anemia
  • Symptoms unrelated to neuropathy are abdominal pain, constipation, and anemia. Without these other symptoms, diagnosis of lead poisoning would not be as immediate.[faculty.virginia.edu]
  • B 12 deficiency is associated with achlorhydria or pernicious anemia and sometimes with parietal cell or intrinsic factor antibodies. Vitamin E deficiency is often associated with ataxia.[questdiagnostics.com]
Dyspnea
  • Associated dyspnea This alarm symptom should suggest either a bulbar disorder such as myasthenia gravis, or progressive diaphragmatic weakness from syndromes such as Guillain-Barré, or bulbar or progressive Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[clinicaladvisor.com]
Hypotension
  • Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy can include: constipation or diarrhoea , particularly at night feeling sick, bloating and belching low blood pressure (postural or orthostatic hypotension), which can make you feel faint or dizzy when standing up rapid[nhs.uk]
  • […] stockings to help prevent blood falling back down into your legs tilting your bed by raising it at the head end In some cases, medication may be required to treat orthostatic hypotension.[nhsinform.scot]
  • Less frequently causes: Paralytic ileus Postural hypotension Cranial nerve palsies Bilateral ptosis (commonest cranial problem) Transient cortical blindness Oculomotor nerve dysfunction paralytic strabismus Jaw pain Facial palsy Sensorineural hearing[pedsoncologyeducation.com]
  • Typical symptoms are constipation, sexual dysfunction, and fluctuating blood pressure—most notably a sudden fall in blood pressure when a person stands up ( orthostatic hypotension ). The skin may become pale and dry, and sweating may be reduced.[merckmanuals.com]
  • Myokymia Cramps Sensory (Large Fiber) Sensory loss to vibration and proprioception Ataxia Clumsiness Areflexia Hypotonia "Tingling" "Pins and needles" Sensory (Small Fiber) Sensory loss to pain and temperature "Burning" "Stabbing" Autonomic Postural hypotension[casemed.case.edu]
Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy can include: constipation or diarrhoea , particularly at night feeling sick, bloating and belching low blood pressure (postural or orthostatic hypotension), which can make you feel faint or dizzy when standing up rapid[nhs.uk]
  • […] stockings to help prevent blood falling back down into your legs tilting your bed by raising it at the head end In some cases, medication may be required to treat orthostatic hypotension.[nhsinform.scot]
  • Typical symptoms are constipation, sexual dysfunction, and fluctuating blood pressure—most notably a sudden fall in blood pressure when a person stands up ( orthostatic hypotension ). The skin may become pale and dry, and sweating may be reduced.[merckmanuals.com]
  • In these disorders, a variety of autonomic symptoms may be present, although certainly the most dramatic and incapacitating is orthostatic hypotension, which causes postural light- headedness, syncope, or both.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]
  • Cardiac involvement may give rise to heart rate irregularities, orthostatic hypotension and dizziness on standing. Gastro-intestinal involvement can commonly cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea.[gmjournal.co.uk]
Vascular Disease
  • Página 249 - Omenn GS, Motulsky AG: A quantitative assessment of plasma homocysteine as a risk factor for vascular disease. ‎[books.google.es]
  • Other Systemic Diseases Peripheral Vascular Disease Uremic Neuropathy Thyroid Disease Mainly hypothyroidism causing carpal tunnel syndrome Hypothyroidism also increases peripheral nerve symptoms from other causes Acromegaly Usually due to pituitary adenoma[enotes.tripod.com]
  • Cases of arsenic poisoning in India showed many different health effects, such as, peripheral vascular disease, noncirrhotic portal fibrosis, lung symptoms, and polyneuropathy (6).[faculty.virginia.edu]
  • Vascular Disease Management 2(1):1-8, 2007.[podiatrytoday.com]
Muscle Cramp
  • cramps muscle weakness or paralysis affecting one or more muscles thinning (wasting) of muscles foot drop – difficulty lifting up the front part of your foot and toes, particularly noticeable when walking Autonomic neuropathy Damage to the autonomic[nhs.uk]
  • Symptoms Signs Paresthesias (57% of patients) 3 Initially in fingers, followed by feet Impaired vibration sense Proprioception is spared Wrist and foot “drop” 6 Neuritic pain and muscle cramps Autonomic symptoms (constipation, ileus) in up to 33% of patients[pedsoncologyeducation.com]
Upper Limb Weakness
  • limb weakness in individual motor nerve distribution with or without persistent conduction block preferentially affecting young man.[neurology.org]
Suggestibility
  • These results suggest that the function of the peripheral nervous system depends on finely tuned, kinase-regulated KCC3 activity and implicate abnormal cell volume homeostasis as a previously unreported mechanism of axonal degeneration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • More recent studies also suggest that newer tests for antibodies directed against GM-1 combined with a number of related gangliosides, are positive in over 80% of MMN patients.[foundationforpn.org]
  • MRI showed a mass lesion and enhancement of the PIN and nerve sheath tumor was suggested. Nerve biopsy showed axonopathy and onion bulb formation confirming the prior diagnosis of MMN.[neurology.org]
  • Additionally, patients may present with findings suggesting of autonomic or small fiber involvement, which may suggest a different underlying disorder.[clinicaladvisor.com]
  • There were grouped hypopigmented macules over the medial aspect of the right arm, extending from the axilla to the elbow joint (C8-T1 dermatome), suggestive of healed herpes zoster.[ijdvl.com]
Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Using exome sequencing, we identified a de novo mutation (c.2971A G; T991A) in SLC12A6, the gene encoding the K( )-Cl(-) cotransporter KCC3, in a patient with an early-onset, progressive, and severe peripheral neuropathy primarily affecting motor neurons[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Peripheral Neuropathy The term peripheral neuropathy is frequently used interchangeably with the terms neuropathy and polyneuropathy.[innovationsstemcellcenter.com]
  • […] without peripheral neuropathy.[intechopen.com]
  • Read more about diagnosing peripheral neuropathy Causes of peripheral neuropathy In the UK, diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy.[nhsinform.scot]
  • MS is more likely than peripheral neuropathy to cause muscle weakness, but some types of peripheral neuropathy can make you weak as well.[verywell.com]
Limb Weakness
  • weakness in individual motor nerve distribution with or without persistent conduction block preferentially affecting young man.[neurology.org]
  • Similar findings in electrophysiological studies conducted in herpes zoster limb paralysis were reported in previous studies. [4] The latency period between the onset of vesicular eruption and the development of limb weakness may vary from 1 day to 4[ijdvl.com]
  • […] lower limb motor neuropathy (diabetic amyotrophy) can occur Local vascular insufficiency with nerve ischemia is most likely underlying problem Focal inflammatory and vasculitic pathologies may occur Diabetic Amyotrophy Acute, monophasic, painful lower limb[enotes.tripod.com]
  • In addition, a peripheral neuropathy may contribute to development of new symptoms including sensory phenomena, distal limb weakness, and pain.[intechopen.com]
Limb Weakness
  • weakness in individual motor nerve distribution with or without persistent conduction block preferentially affecting young man.[neurology.org]
  • Similar findings in electrophysiological studies conducted in herpes zoster limb paralysis were reported in previous studies. [4] The latency period between the onset of vesicular eruption and the development of limb weakness may vary from 1 day to 4[ijdvl.com]
  • […] lower limb motor neuropathy (diabetic amyotrophy) can occur Local vascular insufficiency with nerve ischemia is most likely underlying problem Focal inflammatory and vasculitic pathologies may occur Diabetic Amyotrophy Acute, monophasic, painful lower limb[enotes.tripod.com]
  • In addition, a peripheral neuropathy may contribute to development of new symptoms including sensory phenomena, distal limb weakness, and pain.[intechopen.com]
Dysautonomia
  • […] neuropathy Vasculitic syndromes Chronic Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Leprosy* Sarcoidosis Conditions causing neuropathy with autonomic features Alcoholism Amyloidosis Chemotherapy-related neuropathy Diabetes Heavy metal toxicity Porphyria Primary dysautonomia[aafp.org]
  • These may range from cognitive dysfunction and neuropsychiatric presentations to dysautonomia and sleep disorders. Sensory manifestations, such as may occur with a peripheral neuropathy were first recognized in 1976 [ 23 ].[intechopen.com]
  • However, the anticholinergic side effects of the tricyclic antidepressants make them a poor choice in patients with prominent dysautonomia because they are likely to worsen gastrointestinal dysmotility and bladder dysfunction.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]
Headache
  • , headaches or anxiety There are also some additional medications that can be used to relieve pain in a specific area of the body or to relieve particularly severe pain for short periods.[nhsinform.scot]
  • Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013;17:364-372. Diezi M, Buclin T, Kuntzer T. Toxic and drug-induced peripheral neuropathies: updates on causes, mechanisms and management. Curr Opin Neurol. 2013;26:481-488. Alberti P, Rossi E, Cornblath DR, et al.[hematology.org]

Workup

  • Complete electrodiagnostic studies [Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle electromyography (EMG)]: Perform if unclear after initial workup or presence of atypical symptoms: asymmetry, motor predominance, non-length dependence, prominent autonomic[clinicaladvisor.com]
  • However, in cases with subtle clinical presentation, an extended diagnostic workup may be needed, such as cerebrospinal fluid examination, laboratory tests, and nerve biopsy.[nnjournal.net]

Treatment

  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) Immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Mild symptoms may not require treatment[foundationforpn.org]
  • After the biopsy patient has experienced new wrist extension weakness but has refused treatment with IVIG. Conclusions: This is a patient with permanent PIN axonal injury due to MMN and MRI mistakenly diagnosed as primary nerve sheath tumor.[neurology.org]
  • Evaluation and treatment of suspected radiculopathy. Figure 3. Evaluation and treatment of suspected radiculopathy. Figure 4. Evaluation and treatment of suspected polyneuropathy (eg, multifocal mononeuropathy). Figure 4.[jaoa.org]
  • As with any illness for which there is no satisfactory treatment, neuropathy treatment scams run loose on the Internet.[practicalneurology.com]
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Prognosis

  • Prognosis The age of symptom onset (younger patients having a more favorable prognosis) and the causative mutation (patients with MT-ND6 mutations showing highest recovery rates) are factors that determine the disease outcome.[orpha.net]
  • WHAT IS THE PROGNOSIS FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? The prognosis for peripheral neuropathy very much depends on the cause and severity of the neuropathy. You would need to speak to your neurologist about your individual case.[precisionhealth.com.au]
  • What You Need to Know There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy, each with its own set of symptoms and prognosis. Peripheral neuropathy has many different causes.[hopkinsmedicine.org]
  • Clinical study and functional prognosis. Rev Neurol 2001;32:15-8. 5. Nigam P, Dayal SG. Paralysis of the limb complicating herpes zoster. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1978;44:293-4. [Table 1][ijdvl.com]
  • […] hereditary neuropathy can develop rapidly progressive, severe neuropathy after low cumulative doses of vincristine 7 Bedridden patients Hepatic insufficiency Administration of concurrent granulocyte- or granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor Prognosis[pedsoncologyeducation.com]

Etiology

  • While diagnosis is based on electrodiagnosis and clinical presentation, MRI maybe performed to rule out other etiologies of nerve injury.[neurology.org]
  • […] arsenic, vinblastine, others) He hereditary R recurrent A amyloid P porphyria (motor involvement, intermittent) I infections (AIDS, mononucleosis, leprosy, diphtheria) S systemic (CVD, uremia, dysproteinemia) T tumor (paraneoplastic) Peripheral Neuropathy Etiologic[enotes.tripod.com]
  • The most important aspect of the discussion comes after review of the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment.[practicalneurology.com]
  • The prognosis of neuropathy can differ depending on the etiology.[opedge.com]
  • Questions exploring different potential etiology’s as well to discriminate between syndromes: Etiologic questions Duration of symptoms (acute versus sub-acute syndromes).[clinicaladvisor.com]

Epidemiology

  • Summary Epidemiology Prevalence of the disease is not well known but is estimated at 1/15,000 - 1/50,000 people worldwide. Clinical description Sudden, painless, acute or subacute central vision loss is often noted between the ages of 18 to 30.[orpha.net]
  • Current status of leprosy: epidemiology, basic science and clinical perspectives . J. Dermatol. 39 , 121–129 (2012). 50. Lacomis, D. Small-fiber neuropathy . Muscle Nerve 26 , 173–188 (2002). 51. Devigili, G. et al .[nature.com]
  • Epidemiology of peripheral neuropathy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1997;62(4):310–318. ... 2. Hughes RA. Peripheral neuropathy. BMJ. 2002;324(7335):466–469. 3. Davies M, Brophy S, Williams R, Taylor A.[aafp.org]
  • Epidemiology of chronic inflammatory neuropathies in southeast England. Eur J Neurol 2014;21:28-33. DOI PubMed 2. Joint Task Force of the EFNS and the PNS.[nnjournal.net]
  • "Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory profiles of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa patients: Report of 22 cases and literature review". Autoimmunity Reviews. 15 (6): 558–63. doi : 10.1016/j.autrev.2016.02.010.[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Pathophysiology Although peripheral neuropathy has multiple etiologies, the nerve has a limited number of ways to respond to injury. 4, 5 The damage can occur at the level of the axon (i.e., axonopathy).[aafp.org]
  • Back to Top Pathophysiology and Natural History Despite the diverse array of medical disorders that cause peripheral neuropathies, peripheral nerves exhibit only a few distinct pathologic reactions to an insult or disease: wallerian degeneration, axonal[clevelandclinicmeded.com]
  • The pathophysiology seems to be one of sharing the same epitope of IgM MGUS and antibodies to Myelin- Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) and other myelin proteins and glycolipids. Testing for anti-MAG antibodies is widely available.[gmjournal.co.uk]
  • In this Review, we will discuss the general approach for diagnosing patients with peripheral neuropathy, and detail the presentation, pathophysiological features and general rules of treatment of patients with peripheral neuropathy in the context of rheumatic[nature.com]
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Prevention

  • Prevention The patient plays a vital role in minimizing the risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and in preventing its possible consequences. Some important preventive measures include: Keep blood sugar levels under control.[foothealthfacts.org]
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Prevention Lifestyle choices can play a role in preventing peripheral neuropathy.[hopkinsmedicine.org]
  • CAN PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY BE PREVENTED? This depends on the cause of the neuropathy. Some of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy are preventable or treatable to some degree.[precisionhealth.com.au]
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