The clinical and neurophysiological features of 23 patients affected by essential cryoglobulinemia (EC) have been studied. It was possible to perform sural nerve biopsy in 3 cases. Six patients were found to be affected by a peripheral neuropathy, according to the WHO criteria, while in 8 other patients clinical and neurophysiological signs of a milder peripheral nervous system (PNS) involvement were evident. The incidence of PNS involvement seems to be high (60.9%). Neurophysiological and histological studies were indicative of a mainly axonal damage.
|Titolo:||Peripheral nervous system involvement in essential cryoglobulinemia and nephropathy|
|Parole Chiave:||Demyelinating Diseases; Cryoglobulinemia; Humans; Electromyography; Action Potentials; Aged; Reflex, Stretch; Biopsy, Needle; Peripheral Nervous System Diseases; Paresthesia; Sural Nerve; Adult; Reflex, Abnormal; Middle Aged; Kidney Diseases; Female; Male|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1989|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|