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Can the immune system attack directly peripheral nervous system go beyond mylein sheath and destroy the whole of the nerve?

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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology

In brief: Neuropathy

Yes. Immune mediated neuropathies can occur where the primary target is the myelin and the process is so severe that axonal injury (nerve core) can occur. Immune response primarily directed to the axon (nerve core) cam also occur and are typically more severe and less likely to recover from. Secondary myelin injury always occurs in this type of axonal injury.

In brief: Neuropathy

Yes. Immune mediated neuropathies can occur where the primary target is the myelin and the process is so severe that axonal injury (nerve core) can occur. Immune response primarily directed to the axon (nerve core) cam also occur and are typically more severe and less likely to recover from. Secondary myelin injury always occurs in this type of axonal injury.
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