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Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in painful sensory neuropathy without sensory ataxia associated with Sjögren’s syndrome
  1. M Kizawa,
  2. K Mori,
  3. M Iijima,
  4. H Koike,
  5. N Hattori,
  6. G Sobue
  1. Department of Neurology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Gen Sobue
 Department of Neurology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan; sobueg{at}med.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Patients having neuropathy associated with Sjögren’s syndrome may present with pain and superficial sensory involvement in the absence of sensory ataxia. Treatment for this form of associated neuropathy has not been established. The case of a patient with painful sensory neuropathy associated with Sjögren’s syndrome, whose symptoms, particularly pain, responded well to intravenous immunoglobulin both at onset and in a relapse, is reported. Other patients with painful sensory neuropathy associated with Sjögren’s syndrome may also be candidates for intravenous Ig treatment.

  • VAS, Visual Analogue Scale

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Informed consent was obtained from the patient described in this study.

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