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MNGIE neuropathy: five cases mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

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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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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), pp. 364-368. (doi:10.1002/mus.10546).

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: demyelination, inflammation, mitochondria, mitochondrial myopathy, peripheral neuropathy, thymidine phosphorylase

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Local EPrints ID: 24625
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24625
ISSN: 0148-639X
PURE UUID: 74aaba4e-6336-4980-a42e-42335f593c93

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Date deposited: 04 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:13

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Author: Richard S. Bedlack
Author: Tuan Vu
Author: Simon Hammans
Author: Steven A. Sparr
Author: Bennett Myers
Author: Joel Morgenlander
Author: Michio Hirano

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