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A 25-year-old male asked:

Diagnosed with pots 7 months ago. i have developed severe burning pain in my arms and legs for two weeks...skin biopsy and emg/ncv normal.what do i d?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Distal polyneuropath: Skin biopsy is useful for detection of peripheral neuropathy predominantly affecting small unmyelinated nerve fibers. A few biopsies obtained from the right location may be needed. Depending on the clinical presentation, nerve and possibly muscle biopsy is needed. Mri (cns/spine), labs including blood & CSF serologic studies, consultation with neurology, internal med/rheumatology may shed light.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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