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What is small fiber axonopathy and its treatments and prognosis?

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In brief: Nerve loss

Small fibre neuropathy is not diagnosed with the usual emg, as that tests large fibres.
But could exist concurrently, and needs skin punch biopsy to diagnose. May be source of significant pain, and could be reversed substantially depending on cause. Very complex area with expanding new knowledge, but the medical food metanx has shown benefit in diabetic form.

In brief: Nerve loss

Small fibre neuropathy is not diagnosed with the usual emg, as that tests large fibres.
But could exist concurrently, and needs skin punch biopsy to diagnose. May be source of significant pain, and could be reversed substantially depending on cause. Very complex area with expanding new knowledge, but the medical food metanx has shown benefit in diabetic form.
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