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Recently had a skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy that came back negative. the density however cane back at 14 and 8 for other leg. what could cause such a difference between 2 legs? thank you

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Confusing result: St’d protocol is a 3 or 4 site biopsy on ONE leg. Most cases of SFN are length dependent disorders. Left vrs right comparisons can be misleading. Talk to your doctor about where the samples were taken

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