Autoimmune Peripheral Neuropathy

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Autoimmune Peripheral Neuropathy

Autoimmune Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the peripheral nervous system (the system that connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body) malfunction because they are mistakenly damaged by the body's own immune system. Signs and symptoms include: tingling in hands or feet, sharp or stabbing pains, numbness, weak or heavy limbs, drop in blood pressure, constipation, diarrhea, excessive sweating, sexual dysfunction, and thinning of the skin. Physical exams, blood tests, CT scans, or MRIs can diagnose this condition. There are several different ways to treat autoimmune peripheral neuropathy, these include: pain medications, medical treatments to control symptoms (for example, blood transfusions), and self-care, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Autoimmune Peripheral Neuropathy" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Defective autoimmune regulator-dependent central tolerance to myelin protein zero is linked to autoimmune peripheral neuropathy.
 

Author(s): Maureen A Su, Dan Davini, Philip Cheng, Karen Giang, Una Fan, Jason J DeVoss, Kellsey P A Johannes, Lorelei Taylor, Anthony K Shum, Mariella Valenzise, Antonella Meloni, Helene Bour-Jordan, Mark S Anderson

Journal: J. Immunol.. 2012 May;188(10):4906-12.

 

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized by peripheral nerve demyelination and dysfunction. How the autoimmune response is initiated, identity of provoking Ags, and pathogenic effector mechanisms are not well defined. The ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2012

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The Effect of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus; Type I Diabetes; Type II Diabetes; Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy; Chronic Pain

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Magnetic Resonance Diagnostics of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Diabetic Polyneuropathy; Hereditary Axonal Neuropathy; Hereditary Demyelinated Neuropathy; Polyneuropathy, Inflammatory Demyelinating, Chronic

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2013

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Prevalence of Peripheral Neuropathy in Children and Adolescents With Type I Diabetes Mellitus: a Prospective Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetes Mellitus Type I; Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy; Nerve Conduction Study Not Performed

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2012

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