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can myelin sheath heal in peripheral nerves. (peripheral neuropathy) and how long does it take ?

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Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Peripheral Neuropath: It depends on how the myelin was injured . if myelin was severed/ traumatized axon only damage neuron will grow ideal conditions 1mm / month Instead if disease process responsible for myelin damage (autoimmune disease i.e. MS, ALS, ) this damage is permanent myelin sheath will not grow back damage is permanent. Peripheral diabetic Neuropathy if addressed before perm damag meylin can regenerate
Answered on Aug 25, 2018
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