MNGIE neuropathy: five cases mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

Bedlack, Richard S., Vu, Tuan, Hammans, Simon, Sparr, Steven A., Myers, Bennett, Morgenlander, Joel and Hirano, Michio (2004) MNGIE neuropathy: five cases mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle & Nerve, 29, (3), 364-368. (doi:10.1002/mus.10546).


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We report five patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) who had demyelinating peripheral neuropathy. The MNGIE neuropathy had clinical and electrodiagnostic features typical of acquired, rather than inherited, etiologies. In fact, three patients were actually treated for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We discuss findings that may help distinguish patients with MNGIE from those with CIDP.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/mus.10546
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Keywords: demyelination, inflammation, mitochondria, mitochondrial myopathy, peripheral neuropathy, thymidine phosphorylase
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Human Genetics
ePrint ID: 24625
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Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:46

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