Table 1

Aetiology of the neuropathy in different groups of patients with neuropathy

Patients fulfilling the SNN criteriaPatients with sensory neuropathy not fulfilling the SNN criteriaPatients with sensorimotor neuropathy
  • Paraneoplastic (anti-Hu Abs)  6

  • Toxic (platinum salt treatment, alcohol)  10

  • Genetic/familial (mitochondriopathy, Freidreich ataxia, familial history)  4

  • Dysimmune context (SS, SLE, lupus anticoagulant, MG, inflammatory rheumatism or bowel diseases)  20

  • Idiopathic  32

  • CIDP  5

  • Length-dependent axonal neuropathy:  19

  • Small fiber neuropathy  8

  • Trigeminal nerve neuropathy  2

  • CIDP  5

  • MMN  1

  • Neuropathy with MG  4

  • Guillain-Barré  2

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth  2

  • Diabetes mellitus  1

  • Subacute axonal neuropathy and solid tumour,  4

  • Mononeuritis multiplex  1

  • Chronic idiopathic axonal neuropathy  21

Total  72Total  34Total  41
  • Abs, antibodies; CIDP, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy; MG, monoclonal gammopathy; MMN, multifocal motor neuropathy; SS, Sjögren's syndrome; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SNN, sensory neuronopathy.