Article Text

PDF

Chronic relapsing idiopathic polyneuropathy with primary axonal lesions.
  1. J Julien,
  2. C Vital,
  3. A Lagueny,
  4. X Ferrer,
  5. C Brechenmacher
  1. Department of Neurology, Hôpital du Haut-Levêque, Pessac, France.

    Abstract

    Idiopathic polyradiculoneuropathy with primary axonal lesions is rarely encountered. Two cases are reported with a chronic relapsing course and a fatal outcome. Neuropathological examination of biopsied peripheral nerve in the two patients and in a necropsy case showed loss of myelinated fibres, but neither active demyelination nor inflammatory cells were observed. Acute and chronic relapsing axonal polyradiculoneuropathies appear to be two clinical forms of a peculiar entity different from GBS.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.