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Hereditary Neuropathy

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0010

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Hereditary Neuropathy

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Hereditary neuropathies are common. They are often diagnosed when another medical issue begins, for example, orthopedic foot problems or chemotherapy which causes a persistent severe neuropathy. It is important to obtain a very detailed family history for diagnosis. Genetic testing can be helpful in selected cases.

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Subjects: Neurology

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