Oakland Gardens, NY
A 25-year-old male asked:
Can you still have neuropathy with a normal skin biopsy and a normal emg/ncv ? i have burning pain for two weeks ...any clue what to do.?
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Pain Management 17 years experience
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Neurology 36 years experience
Small fiber neuropat: Hy has a broad differential that includes diabetes, lupus, amyloidosis, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional deficiency, sarcoidosis, hypothyroidism, celiac disease, lyme's disease, sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis, hiv, and alcoholism. Make sure these have been addressed if reasonable.
A thermoregulatory sweat test can detect small fiber involvement but the cause remains elusive in about 40%.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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