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Why would prednisone help paresthesia when my nerve study was normal? I am on imuran and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for a form of vasculitis?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Possibly

The question may be small neuron disease.

In brief: Possibly

The question may be small neuron disease.
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Inflammation

Prednisone inhibits the body's inflammatory response.
Paresthesias can be caused by inflammation of smaller sensory nerves and not necessarily larger nerves which are the subject of nerve conduction tests. Vasculitis is an inflammatory disease of small and medium size arteries. Prednisone can be used for both conditions to control symptoms temporarily.

In brief: Inflammation

Prednisone inhibits the body's inflammatory response.
Paresthesias can be caused by inflammation of smaller sensory nerves and not necessarily larger nerves which are the subject of nerve conduction tests. Vasculitis is an inflammatory disease of small and medium size arteries. Prednisone can be used for both conditions to control symptoms temporarily.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
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