Autoimmune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and autoimmune pain

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Abstract

Peripheral neuropathies have diverse acquired and inherited causes. The autoimmune neuropathies represent an important category where treatment is often available. There are overlapping signs and symptoms between autoimmune neuropathies and other forms. Making a diagnosis can be challenging and first assisted by electrophysiologic and sometimes pathologic sampling, with autoimmune biomarkers providing increased assistance. Here we provide a review of the autoimmune and inflammatory neuropathies, their available biomarkers, and approaches to treatment. Also discussed is new evidence to support a mechanism of autoimmune pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutoimmune Neurology, 2016
PublisherElsevier
Pages417-446
Number of pages30
Volume133
ISBN (Print)9780444634320
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume133
ISSN (Print)00729752
ISSN (Electronic)22124152

Keywords

  • Autoimmune
  • Inflammatory
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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    Klein, C. J. (2016). Autoimmune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and autoimmune pain. In Autoimmune Neurology, 2016 (Vol. 133, pp. 417-446). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 133). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63432-0.00023-2