Electrodiagnosis of peripheral neuropathy

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Abstract

Electrodiagnostic studies are an important component of the evaluation of patients with suspected peripheral nerve disorders. The pattern of findings and the features that are seen on the motor and sensory nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography can help to identify the type of neuropathy, define the underlying pathophysiology (axonal or demyelinating), and ultimately help to narrow the list of possible causes. This article reviews the electrodiagnostic approach to and interpretation of findings in patients with peripheral neuropathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-549
Number of pages21
JournalNeurologic clinics
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Axonal
  • Conduction block
  • Demyelinating
  • Electromyography
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Temporal dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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